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No Certificates, No Authorities Permission Earlier than Reopening Bridge: Official


Gujarat bridge tragedy: Over 90 folks have been killed when the bridge snapped

New Delhi:

The renovator of the century-old bridge that collapsed in Gujarat’s Morbi metropolis had not taken a health certificates from the authorities earlier than reopening it, the native municipal physique’s chief informed NDTV.

Over 90 folks have been killed after the bridge snapped. Eighty are in hospital with critical accidents and a few 200 are lacking, officers mentioned.

A personal belief named Oreva renovated the bridge after getting the federal government’s tender. The bridge had been shut for seven months for renovation. It was reopened on October 26.

Morbi municipal company chief Sandipsinh Zala informed NDTV that the corporate, Oreva, didn’t take a health certificates from the authorities earlier than opening the bridge.

“It was a authorities tender. Oreva group was supposed to provide its renovation particulars and get a top quality verify earlier than opening the bridge. But it surely didn’t accomplish that. The federal government was not aware of this,” Mr Zala mentioned.

Yesterday, in a video, many individuals have been seen on the bridge, leaping and operating on it. The cable bridge was seen swaying because of their actions.

The rescue operation will go all evening, officers mentioned. Groups of the military, the Nationwide Catastrophe Response Pressure (NDRF) and the Indian Air Pressure’s personnel are on the web site, searching for survivors amid the particles.

In visuals, some folks have been seen swimming to security after the bridge snapped. Many have been seen clinging on the damaged ends of the bridge. Some folks, half-submerged, yelled for assist as folks on the banks of the River Machhu seemed for methods to assist them.

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