The Morbi suspension bridge in Gujarat collapsed on Sunday, killing 141 people and injuring many more. The video, which captures the exact time the Morbi Bridge collapsed, shows many people on the bridge, who then fall into the Macchu River. People can be seen shaking the bridge before it collapses.
The FIR was registered under Sections 304, 308 and 114. The FIR named the “agency” responsible for the maintenance of the bridge and the “agency” involved in the management of Morbi Bridge.
The report says that the collapse of the bridge was due to the fault of the management and faulty structure. It alleged that gross negligence and an eagerness to open the bridge to tourism led to the collapse of the bridge, leading to the tragedy. The FIR stated that the bridge was not properly maintained or repaired.
However, it should be noted that the bridge was opened five days ago after repairs and reconstruction.
Built in 1887, the bridge is 765 feet long, 4.6 feet wide, and 60 feet high. At the time of the collapse, there were 250-300 people on the bridge.
“Without quality control, without proper management and maintenance, due to gross negligence, this incident took place,” the FIR said.
NCP National Spokesperson Clyde Crasta said the Gujarat government should be held responsible for the incident as reports indicate that the repaired bridge has been reopened after it was awarded a government tender. “So why did the Gujarat government not know that this bridge was reopened without getting the fitness certificate and necessary permissions from them?” the spokesperson said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Rs 2 lakh for the kin of the dead and Rs 50,000 compensation for the injured, while the Gujarat government announced Rs 4 lakh for the kin of the dead and Rs 50,000 for the injured in the Morbi bridge collapse.