The death toll in the cable bridge accident in Morbi, Gujarat has risen to more than 140 people. The rescue operation is still going on after this incident on Sunday evening. It is being told that the death toll may increase further. This accident has shook the entire country. On the other hand, eyewitnesses have told the full story of the accident. A man who set up a tea stall near the cable bridge on the Machhu river has told the full story of the accident. The person told that after seeing this horrific accident, I did not sleep all night and kept helping people.
Several children present at the spot told journalists that their family members or parents are still missing after the bridge collapsed. A 10-year-old boy said, "There was a lot of crowd, when the bridge suddenly broke. I survived because I grabbed a rope and then slowly came up from it. But my parents are still missing.
Mehul Rawal, who survived the accident, told that when the bridge broke, about 300 people would be standing on it. Rawal, who was admitted to Morbi's hospital, told reporters there, "When we were on the bridge, he suddenly started getting buried in the middle. Everyone fell down. Many people died while many were injured. There were too many people on the bridge, so he fell.
A fire brigade official said boats were being used to rescue people from the river. We are carrying out rescue work with the help of boats, the official said. There are about 40-50 people in the river. Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel said he was saddened by the tragedy. He said that the relief and rescue operation is going on by the administration. The administration has been directed to make arrangements for immediate treatment of the injured. I am in constant touch with the district administration in this regard.