US Prez Biden expresses grief on Morbi tragedy

1 November, 2022 | Pragati Singh

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US President Joe Biden offered his heartfelt sympathies to the victims of the Morbi bridge collapse in Gujarat, which killed at least 134 people, including women and children, and injured more than...

US President Joe Biden offered his heartfelt sympathies to the victims of the Morbi bridge collapse in Gujarat, which killed at least 134 people, including women and children, and injured more than 100.

As he expressed his sympathies with the victims of the cable bridge collapse, the US President noted that in this sad hour, Washington will continue to stand with India and help the people touched by tragedy.

┬áTaking to Twitter, Biden wrote, “Jill and I send our deepest condolences to the families who lost loved ones during the bridge collapse in India and join the people of Gujarat in mourning the loss of too many lives cut short.”

“In this difficult hour, we will continue to stand with and support the Indian people,” he tweeted.

According to the latest reports, the death toll in the mishap had increased to 134 on Monday. Gujarat Home Minister Harsh Sanghavi said that a criminal case has been registered in connection with the incident.

Furthermore, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken also condoled the loss of lives in the collapse of a suspension bridge in Morbi, Gujarat, and extended his deepest condolences to the victims and their families.

“We are deeply saddened by the tragic collapse of a suspension bridge in Morbi, Gujarat. Our hearts are with the people of India, and we extend our deepest condolences to the victims and their families. The United States stands with our Indian partners during this difficult time,” Blinken tweeted.

Egypt on Tuesday also expressed its condolences to the victims of the bridge collapse in Morbi, Gujarat.

Egypt in a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed its deep condolences and sympathy to the friendly country of India and to the families of the victims in connection with the collapse of a bridge in western India in the state of Gujarat, which resulted in the death and injury of dozens of people. It also wished for a speedy recovery of the injured. The Egyptian Government and people stress solidarity with the friendly government and people of India in this painful accident, added the statement.