Gujarat. Morbi Municipality has suspended the chief officer over the Morbi Bridge collapse. A senior official gave this information on Friday.
Gujarat | Morbi Nagar Municipal Corporation Chief Officer Sandeepsingh Jhala has been suspended #MorbyBridge collapse event
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Significantly, 135 people have been confirmed dead so far in the collapse of this British-era bridge over the Machu River on Sunday. Women and children are also among those killed in the accident. Morbi District Officer G. T Pandya said, “The state’s urban development department has sacked Morbi municipality chief officer Sandeep Singh Jala.”
He said that the Resident Additional Collector of Morbi has been given additional charge of Chief Officer till further orders. Officials said the Morbi municipality has awarded a 15-year contract to Orewa Group to repair and maintain the bridge. Police have so far arrested nine people in connection with the bridge collapse.