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Gujarat bridge collapse: PM pronounces ex-gratia for victims, Amit Shah says NDRF reaching quickly

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Sunday, introduced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh for the households of every of those that died in a bridge collapse in Gujarat’s Morbi metropolis. In response to the native officers, practically century-old suspension bridge collapsed on Sunday night in Gujarat’s Morbi and a number of other individuals standing on it fell into the river.

The Prime Minister’s Workplace (PMO), in a sequence of tweets, mentioned, ”PM Narendra Modi has introduced an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh from PMNRF (Prime Minister’s Nationwide Aid Fund) for the following of kin of every of those that misplaced their lives within the mishap in Morbi. The injured can be given Rs. 50,000.”

Not less than 32 individuals died after the suspension bridge collapse on the Machchhu river. A number of individuals standing on the bridge fell into the river, officers added.

The prime minister additionally spoke with Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and different officers relating to the incident and sought pressing mobilisation of groups for rescue operations.

PM Modi additionally requested that the scenario be carefully and constantly monitored, and all potential assist be prolonged to these affected.

Along with this, Union Residence Minister Amit Shah mentioned the Nationwide Catastrophe Response Drive (NDRF) will quickly attain the location of a suspension bridge collapse.

“I’m deeply saddened by the accident in Morbi. I’ve spoken to Harsh Sanghvi, Minister of State for Residence, Gujarat and different officers on this regard,” mentioned Shah. He additional added that the administration has promptly carried out rescue and reduction work.

“Native administration is engaged in reduction work with full readiness, NDRF can be reaching the spot quickly. The administration has been directed to supply instant therapy to the injured,” Shah tweeted in Hindi.

The bridge, which was lately reopened for the general public after renovation, collapsed because it couldn’t bear the burden of the individuals standing on it, the officers mentioned.

(With inputs from PTI)

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