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Tragedy In Morbi

Tragedy In Morbi:

More than 141 people lost their lives when the cable bridge over the Machhu river collapsed in Morbi, Gujarat.

  • Morbi is a major hub of small and medium industry and India’s ceramics factory.
  • The more than a century old bridge across the Machchhu river has long been a major tourist attraction.
  • This district is flanked by Kutch district in the north, Surendranagar district in the east, Rajkot district in the south, and Jamnagar district in the west.
  • Morbi is famous for its ceramic industry.
  • The district is dotted by several hundred ceramic producing factories, mainly medium and small scale units.
  • Around 70 per cent of India’s ceramics are produced in Morbi, and ceramic tiles manufactured here are exported to countries in the Middle East, East Asia, and Africa.
  • Machchhu is a small river that rises in the Madla Hills and flows 130 km into the Rann of Kutch.