Gujarat bridge collapse: PM Modi condoles loss of lives, says there will be no laxity in relief ops


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday condoled the loss of lives in the Morbi bridge collapse tragedy that occurred on Sunday evening in which over 130 people died. Sharing his thoughts on the Morbi incident, the PM said that he has never experienced such pain in his entire life.  “I express my condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the accident. In this hour of grief, Govt is with the bereaved families in every manner. Gujarat Govt is carrying out relief & rescue ops since yesterday. Centre too is extending all help to the State Govt,” the PM said.

The PM went on to say that Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel reached Morbi last night. He has been holding the command of search & rescue ops since yesterday. “State Govt has constituted a committee to investigate this incident. I assure the people of the country that there will be no laxity in rescue & relief operations,” PM Modi said in Gujarat’s Kevadiya.

Prime Minister Modi further said that “all alertness is being observed even in the hospital where the injured are under treatment. Priority is being given to ensure that people face minimum problems.”

The death toll due to the collapse of a suspension bridge in Gujarat`s Morbi has increased to 141 as of Monday morning, a top police official was quoted as saying by IANS.