Morbi bridge collapse: Nine accused in Morbi bridge collapse in Gujarat have been arrested. At least 135 people were killed on Sunday evening when the British-era suspension bridge on the Machchhu river collapsed. All the accused are from the private company Oreva co which has been responsible for maintaining the bridge.
Morbi court sent four accused of bridge collapse to police custody till November 5 and another five people to judicial custody. Out of the four persons in police custody, two are managers of the Orewa company and the other two are fabrication work contractors.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called for a "detailed and extensive" inquiry into the Morbi bridge collapse tragedy and said its key learnings must be implemented at the earliest. He had visited the collapse site and a local hospital where the injured had been admitted. He had also chaired a high-level meeting at Morbi to review the situation, the Prime Minister's Office earlier said.