Ahmedabad: A family from Ahmedabad had visited the suspension bridge in Gujarat’s Morbi city on Sunday afternoon when few youths were shaking the bridge for which they feared it would damage the bridge so they alerted the security guard on duty but his response it was lukewarm.
Vijay Goswami, a resident of Ahmedabad, had gone to Morbi city to visit a relative residing in Morbi city, after learning that the suspension bridge is reopened to the public. Therefore, the family decided to visit the bridge.
Goswami told the media that he and his family visited the suspension bridge at around 3:00 pm, when there would be 150 to 200 visitors on the bridge. As they walked back over the bridge, few young people shook the bridge so the elderly and children had difficulty walking and had to stand on their feet and could not walk.
When Vijay and his family got on the bridge, they caught the attention of the security guard on duty and asked him to stop the young man shaking the bridge or he would be damaged, but the security guard’s response was disappointing.
The Goswami family left the city around 4 pm and returned to Ahmedabad and late at night they learned of the bridge collapse.
According to a local newspaper report, the bridge was reopened to the public on October 26 and within the first four days 10,000 visitors had visited the bridge.