Gujarat Morbi Bridge Collapse Live: Nine Officials of Oreva Group Arrested

According to official figures, the deceased in the Morbi bridge tragedy include 78 elderly people and 56 children.

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Gujarat Morbi Bridge Collapse Live: Nine Officials of Oreva Group Arrested

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Rahul Gandhi Condoles Morbi Tragedy 

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and others in the Bharat Jodo Yatra observed a two-minute silence to condole those killed in Shadnagar, Telangana.

6:33 PM , 31 Oct

Rescue Ops Called Off for Today

Rescue operations at the accident side have been called off for the day and will resume tomorrow, according to news agency ANI.

6:31 PM , 31 Oct

Nine Arrested for Morbi Bridge Collapse

Nine people have so far been arrested in Morbi Bridge collapse case. The arrested includes the managers of Oreva company and ticket clerks, said Ashok Yadav, IG, Rajkot range, reported by news agency ANI.

The list of arrested people are:

  • Two managers of Oreva

  • Two repair contractors of Oreva

  • Three security guards

  • Two ticket sellers

6:21 PM , 31 Oct

'Lost My Cousin But Worked All Night': Says Ambulance Driver

"At 11 pm, my uncle told me that his son could not be found. We then started searching for his body... I did not stop working. I told my son to help find the body too. And I continued working," Hussain, a worker at Ram Rahim Charitable Trust and ambulance driver for Morbi's Civil Hospital, told The Quint, the morning after the Morbi bridge collapse in Gujarat shook the country.

You can read the full story here.

5:54 PM , 31 Oct

'Calamity Has Befallen': Dalai Lama Reacts to Morbi Tragedy

"When incidents like this and the disaster in South Korea take place, it is as if a calamity has befallen all of us. It is my hope that every effort will be made to prevent such tragic accidents occurring in the future," the Dalai Lama said in his letter to Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, as reported by PTI.

Published: 31 Oct 2022, 10:10 AM IST
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