‘Our Hearts Are With India’, Biden on Gujarat’s Morbi Bridge Tragedy
WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) – President Joe Biden on November 1 extended his deepest condolences to the families who lost their loved ones in the bridge collapse tragedy in Morbi, Gujarat, on October 30 in which 141 people were killed.
“Today, our hearts are with India. Jill and I send our deepest condolences to the families who lost loved ones during the bridge collapse and join the people of Gujarat in mourning the loss of too many lives cut short.
“The United States and India are indispensable partners, with deep bonds between our citizens. In this difficult hour, we will continue to stand with and support the Indian people,” Biden said in a statement issued by the White House.
The British era suspension bridge over Machchu river, which was reopened just five days back after renovation work, was filled with people when it collapsed on October 31 evening, snuffing out 141 innocent lives.