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Detailed, extensive inquiry into Morbi tragedy need of the hour: Modi

Key learnings from the inquiry must be implemented at the earliest, Modi said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the site of the Morbi mishap, in Morbi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)

By: Pramod Thomas

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday (1) said a “detailed and extensive” inquiry to identify all aspects relating to the Morbi bridge collapse tragedy is the need of the hour, as he chaired a high-level meeting in Gujarat to review the situation.

He asserted that key learnings from the inquiry must be implemented at the earliest, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said in a statement.

“Authorities must stay in touch with the affected families and ensure that they receive all possible help in this tragic hour,” he said after he was briefed on the rescue operation and the assistance provided to the affected families.

Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and Gujarat’s Home Minister Harsh Sanghavi, who holds the rank of minister of state, were among those who attended the meeting.

Earlier, Modi visited the site of the bridge collapse and also went to the local hospital where the injured are recovering. He also interacted with those involved in rescue and relief work and lauded their efforts.

As many as 135 people have been killed in Sunday’s Morbi bridge collapse tragedy and 170 others rescued, Gujarat minister Rajendra Trivedi said on Tuesday.

(PTI)

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