Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in Gujarat, will visit Morbi tomorrow where at least 141 people have died after a British-era bridge collapsed last evening.
Around 500 people, including women and children, were on the suspension bridge when the cables supporting it snapped, sending people crashing into the river below. Many were performing Chhath puja rituals on the 150-year-old bridge in Morbi.
Earlier today, the Prime Minister said that the centre is extending all help to the state.
“I am in Ekta Nagar, but my mind is with the victims of Morbi. Rarely, in my life, would I have experienced such pain. On one hand, there is a pain-riddled heart and on the other hand, there is the path to duty,” he said while addressing the people at the Statue of Unity in Gujarat’s Kevadia where he paid floral tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his birth anniversary.