New Delhi, October 31
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the tragedy-struck Morbi in Gujarat on Tuesday to take stock of the mishap that has so far killed 134 people, and counting.
A Gujarat CMO statement said PM Modi will visit Morbi on the afternoon of November 1.
The PM earlier on Monday morning said he had never felt the kind of pain he felt over the humongous tragedy.The PM added that pain aside, he had a duty to perform. He was addressing Rashtriya Ekta Diwas celebrations at Gujarat’s Kevadia to mark the birth anniversary of iron man and India’s first home minister Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel.
Meanwhile, Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel and state home minister Harsh Sanghavi were in Morbi all night to oversee rescue operation after an over a century-old British-era bridge collapsed, taking down hundreds of people who had gathered on it despite safety protocols permitting only 150 people on the bridge at a time.