Teams from the Indian Army, IAF, Navy, and Coast Guard have been called in to assist in rescue and relief operations in Morbi town.
Ahmedabad: The death toll in the Morbi suspension bridge collapse in Gujarat has risen to 133, official sources said Monday morning, even as search and rescue operation continued with teams from the Indian Army, Navy, and Air Force pitching in.
As many as 93 people have also been injured after the century-old cable suspension bridge collapsed into the Machchu river and are being treated at both government and private hospitals. About 84 of them are being treated at the government hospital in Morbi, while nine are in a private hospital, the sources added.
However, Minister of State for Panchayat Brijesh Merja put the death toll at 132. Merja told The Indian Express, “One hundred and thirty-two people are confirmed dead so far and two persons are still reported missing. Search and rescue operation is still on and injured are being treated.”
The Gujarat government said in a statement Monday all 132 bodies have been handed over to their respective relatives. According to the statement, of the 11 people who were injured, six have been discharged and five are under treatment in hospitals. The statement added 172 people were rescued.
Meanwhile, teams from the Indian Army, IAF, Navy, and Coast Guard have been called in to assist in rescue and relief operations in Morbi town where the bridge collapsed Sunday evening.