Thu, 22 Sep 2022 11:51 AM IST
AS MANY as four children died and two others got injured after a wall of their house collapsed in Uttar Pradesh's Etawah on Thursday due to heavy rain.
"Four siblings, three boys, and one girl, have died and the compensation will be granted to the family as per the norms," said Avnish Rai, District Magistrate, Etawah was quoted saying by the news agency ANI.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed grief and announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh to the next of kin of the deceased and to give proper treatment to the injured persons.
"UP CM Yogi Adityanath has deeply condoled the loss of lives due to the collapse of the wall in district Etawah. The Chief Minister has directed the senior officers to immediately visit the spot and conduct relief work," the CMO tweeted.
"The Chief Minister has given instructions to provide relief amount of Rs 4 lakh to the next of kin of the deceased. He expressed his condolences to the bereaved families and directed them (officials) to make proper arrangements for their treatment while wishing for a speedy recovery of the injured," it said in another tweet.
Meanwhile, the deceased children have been identified as Sinku (10), Abhi (8), Sonu (7), Aarti (5) while one Rishav (4) and their grandmother Sharda Devi (75) were seriously injured in the wall collapse incident and have been admitted to the district's, Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Government Joint Hospital.
Etawah District Magistrate Rai and Senior Superintendent of Police Jaiprakash Singh took a closer look at the Chandrapur spot after taking the injured to the hospital.
Earlier, on Wednesday night, an under-construction roof of Islamia College of Commerce collapsed in UP's Gorakhpur where two persons buried under the debris were rescued safely by the teams.
Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had predicted isolated heavy falls and thunderstorms over Uttar Pradesh till Friday.
"Isolated heavy falls & thunderstorm/lightning likely over Uttarakhand and West Uttar Pradesh during 21st-25th...and over East Uttar Pradesh during 21st -23rd and moderate rainfall likely over Delhi on 21st & 22nd September," the IMD tweeted.
(With inputs from ANI)