Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) on Tuesday extended their assistance to Morbi bridge tragedy victims. GCCI came forward to help orphaned children with their education by providing financial assistance for the education as well as providing employment to the family member. Numerous deaths as a result of the tragic event, and many children lost their parents and in many cases, those responsible for the livelihood of the family have lost their lives.
About 141 people have died, while more than a 100 others have been admitted and are under treatment after Morbi’s cable bridge collapsed in Gujarat’s town on Sunday evening, plunging over 350 people into the river.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday visited the Morbi bridge collapse site and reviewed the ongoing search and rescue operations. Officials briefed the prime minister about the rescue operations at the site where 135 people were killed on Sunday when the Morbi’s suspension bridge on the Machchhu river collapsed.
PM Modi said a “detailed and extensive” inquiry to identify all aspects of the Morbi bridge collapse tragedy is the need of the hour, who also met the injured at Morbi Civil Hospital, asserted that key learnings from the inquiry must be implemented as soon as possible.
The Gujarat state government had announced Rs 4 lakh ex gratia to the next of kin on the day of the incident itself. The government had also announced Rs 50,000 ex-gratia compensation to those injured in the incident while providing them free medical treatment. However, the central government too announced Rs 2 lakh compensation to the next of kin of those killed and Rs 50,000 to each one injured in the incident.
Rescue operations continued over the Machchhu river on Tuesday morning at the site of the Morbi bridge collapse.VVN Prasanna Kumar, NDRF Commandant, said that “it is suspected that some bodies may be there on the floor of the river, so we resumed the operation with the help of our deep divers”.
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