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Suspension bridge collapse kills over 140 in India’s Gujarat

09:44 AM | 31 Oct, 2022
Suspension bridge collapse kills over 140 in India’s Gujarat
Source: Shiv Aroor (Twitter)

NEW DELHI – At least 141 people died as a century-old suspension bridge collapsed in a major tourist attraction in the western Indian state of Gujarat on Sunday.

Reports in Indian media quoting the state disaster management agency said nearly 200 people were on the 750-foot-long bridge when it collapsed into the river below on Sunday evening in Morbi, a city in Gujarat.

Officials claim that a cable was snapped at one end of the bridge, sending scores of people into the Machchhu River, the home state of Indian PM Narendra Modi.

Women, children, and elderly persons were among the deceased who are celebrating the Diwali festival. The bridge built during British rule in the 19th century in Morbi had been reopened lately after maintenance.

The shocking clips showed scores of victims holding the cables, some holding on to the dilapidated structure to reach banks, while rescue teams rushed.

Besides the local help, Indian armed forces are also taking part in search and rescue operations.

As the causalities shock the South Asian nation, the provincial administration has filed a criminal complaint against the agency that got a maintenance contract and an investigation committee has been formed to probe the incident.

Several century-old infrastructures were long been dubbed dangerous due to safety concerns while such mass-casualty episodes also occurred due to corrupt practices.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 14 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 14, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 14 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 299.95 302.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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