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Morbi Bridge tragedy: PM Modi reviews rescue operations; On November 2, a one-day mourning was announced in the country


Prime Minister Narendra Modi today chaired a high-level meeting to review the situation in Morbi, where a suspension bridge collapsed on Sunday, killing 141 people. During the meeting, Modi was briefed about the rescue and relief operations that have been going on since the unfortunate accident in Morbi. All aspects related to the tragedy were discussed, according to the Prime Minister’s statement.

The high-level meeting was attended by CM Bhupendra Bhai Patel, Ministry of Health Garsh Sanghavi, Chief Secretary and DGP of Gujarat and other senior officials including from the State Home Ministry and Gujarat Disaster Management Authority.

After the meeting, the Chief Minister said that the government has decided to declare statewide mourning on November 2 in Gujarat.

In a tragic incident, Morby Bridge collapsed on Sunday night, just four days after it reopened following renovations. The tragic incident attracted the attention of the company that is engaged in the maintenance and upkeep of the mentioned bridge.

Oreva Group opened the bridge to the public five months before its scheduled opening. The company was given 8-12 months to complete the suspension bridge repair and cleanup.

Earlier in the day, Rajkot police said nine people had been arrested in connection with the bridge collapse. Among the arrested are managers of the Oreva company and ticket cashiers. Rajkot landfill IG Ashok Yadav said that among the nine people arrested are two Oreva company managers, two cashiers, two contractors and three security guards.

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