Saturday, December 10, 2022

Morbi bridge tragedy death toll rises to 140; 9 held

A day after the Morbi bridge collapse in Gujarat, the police arrested nine persons, including the managers of private contractor Oreva Group and ticket clerks and security guards.
The death toll in the bridge tragedy climbed to at least 140 on Monday. As many as 177 persons were rescued during the search and rescue operation, reports The Hindu.
The Gujarat government is being cornered regarding handing over the British-era suspension bridge to a local company– known for wall clock and electronic appliances manufacturing — for the repair, upkeep, maintenance and management of the bridge for 15 years.

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