The US Stand with India and Victims of the Gujarat Bridge Collapse says President Biden
US President and Vice President Kamala Harris led the US in mourning the loss of lives in the Gujarat bridge collapse, along with many state members expressing their condolences and support from the country to India.
On Monday, US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris led the country in mourning the victims of the disastrous bridge collapse in the Indian state of Gujarat. President Biden expressed condolences to the families who lost loved ones during the bridge collapse and joined the people in mourning the loss of those who were lost.
President Biden stated that the US and India are indispensable partners with strong ties between their citizens. Moreover, he added that in this difficult hour, the country would continue to stand with and support the Indian people. Vice President Harris tweeted that the country stands with the people of India who are mourning the victims of the devastating bridge collapse in Gujarat, and will be with those who lost their families and all those impacted.
Congresswoman Grace Meng, Vice Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations and a member of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans, stated that she was devastated by the high number of deaths caused by the bridge collapse and mentioned that she was heartbroken to learn that many of those killed were children, women, and the elderly. She added that India is a close friend and ally of the United States, and the country stands with its people during this terrible time of tragedy and sorrow. In addition, she also appreciated the first responders who worked to save lives.
State Secretary Antony Blinken noted that the United States is deeply saddened by the tragic collapse of a suspension bridge in Morbi, Gujarat. He also expressed condolences to the victims and their families and stated that the country stood with the Indian partners during this difficult time. Senator Jim Risch expressed his condolences to those affected by the incident and stated that the United States stands by its partner and friend India during this difficult time.
Furthermore, State Department Spokesperson Ned Price mentioned that the US is deeply saddened by the news and expressed condolences to the victims of this terrible tragedy and their families. He also reiterated that the US stands with Indian partners and offered support to the Indian government.
Senator Bob Menendez stated that as victims, loved ones, and Indian authorities pursue answers, the US should support efforts to quickly and thoroughly examine this tragedy and ensure that such incidents do not happen again in the future.