Gujarat Bridge Tragedy: BJP MP Lost 12 Family Members

Morbi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Lok Sabha member from Rajkot, Mohan Kundariya, on Monday said 12 of his relatives were among those killed in the suspension bridge collapse in Gujarat’s Morbi town. They had gone to visit the picnic spot on Sunday when the tragedy took place, the BJP MP said, news agency PTI reported.

At least 141 people were killed after a suspension bridge on the Machchhu River collapsed last evening, according to the police. The 12 victims included five children, four women and three men, all close relatives of Kundariya’s elder brother. Strict action will be taken against those responsible for the tragedy, he was quoted as saying.

Four daughters of the brother-in-law of his elder brother, the husbands of three of them and five children were killed in the accident. They belonged to different villages in Tankara taluka and were settled in Morbi.

“As it was Sunday, they had gone to the picnic spot where the tragedy occurred. I reached there half-an-hour after the incident took place and have been at the spot since yesterday, helping in the rescue work,” the MP was quoted as saying.


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