PM Modi meets family members of people killed in Morbi tragedy
Morbi, Nov 01: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is closely monitoring the situation after Morbi bridge collapse on Tuesday met family members of the victims who lost their lives in the tragedy.
"Went to Morbi, which witnessed the horrific bridge mishap. Met the bereaved families and extended condolences. I visited the site of the tragedy and went to the hospital where the injured are recovering. Also met those involved in rescue ops and chaired a review meeting," tweeted PM Modi.
Officials briefed the prime minister about the rescue operations at the site where 135 people were killed on Sunday when a British-era suspension bridge on the Machchhu river collapsed. Before reaching the spot, the prime minister conducted an aerial survey of the location.
Later he visited the hospital where those injured in the incident are undergoing treatment. He spent around 15 minutes in the hospital and spoke with at least six injured victims, officials said.
"Prime Minister Modi met the victims and asked them about the incident with sympathy. He also asked them about the treatment they received in the hospital," Gujarat health secretary Manoj Agarwal told reporters. The collapsed bridge connected Darbargadh Palace and Swaminarayan Temple in Morbi town.
The PM arrived at Darbargadh Palace where he was briefed by officials about what might have gone wrong with the bridge.
Later he visited the office of the Morbi district Superintendent of Police and met local officials and relatives of victims.
PM Modi then left for Ahmedabad by helicopter after an hour-long visit to the tragedy-struck town.