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Morbi bridge collapse: Inspired by Thailand cave rescue ops, officers drain river to search out lacking our bodies

The rescue operation for the Morbi cable bridge collapse in Gujarat is tranquil underway because the officers are yet to retrieve two our bodies of the lacking since the incident occurred on October 31.

To this level, 134 had been declared ineffective even as cases of loopholes and mismanagement on the segment of the firm that repaired the 150-year-earlier bridge have advance to the fore.

The last body became as soon as found on Monday, and since then, rescue groups had been scrambling to search out the lacking ones in the Machchu river. As a minimal 40 boats had been pressed into provider and a specialised machine to prefer the hyacinth weeds from the soiled water has been dispatched, yet their efforts didn’t yield any result.

As rescue officers face the substantial job to detect the lacking, they’re with out a doubt searching to empty tremendous volumes of water from the 10-kilometre stretch of the river.

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Per the Hindustan Times newspaper, Gujarat’s irrigation department has space up two tremendous pumps on the bank of the river to prefer water. Within the last 48 hours, on the least 700,000 litres of water had been drained.

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“We now have deployed two pumps of 50 horsepower every. They’re pumping out spherical 12,000 litres of water every minute,” Hindustan Times quoted Prasanna Kumar, the Nationwide Catastrophe Relief Power (NDRF) commandant overseeing the search operations as announcing.

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The rescue mission takes inspiration from the 2018 Thailand cave rescue operation where a range of of hundreds of litres were eliminated from the cave and surrounding hills every hour to build the 12 trapped children and their soccer coach.

That operation had also spawned a movie ’13 Lives’, and a mini-series, ‘Thai Cave Rescue’.

(With inputs from companies)


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