CHENNAI: PMK President Anbumani Ramadoss on Monday demanded a detailed investigation into the Morbi bridge collapse incident that took away the lives of more than 140 persons.
While condoling the death of people in the bridge collapse incident, Anbumani, in Twitter, said "Since March, the bridge in Morbi was closed for maintenance and it was opened on October 26 for public. Within four days of opening, the bridge it collapsed. There should be a detailed investigation carried out. Both the state and the central governments should ensure that a detailed protocol is developed for public infrastructure such as bridges and the protocol is implemented properly."
"The central and state governments should ensure that safety protocols are developed and fully adhered to prevent the collapse of structures such as bridges, which are widely used by the public! #MorbiBridgeCollapse," he added.
Similarly, leaders of other political parties also condoled the incident. State Congress President KS Alagiri said that he was saddened on hearing the bridge collapse incident. "I pray to God for early recovery of those injured in the incident." said Alagiri, in a tweet.
Calling it a gory incident, VCK Chief Thol Thirumavalavan expressed his condolences for the families who have lost their dear ones in the incident.
BJP state president K Annamalai said, "My heart goes out to the people who have lost their lives and to their families in the bridge collapse in Morbi, Gujarat."
He also thanked the Gujarat State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) for their hard work in saving the lives of many.