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Gujarat: Wall collapse at Morbi factory leaves 12 dead

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  • PM announces Rs 2 lakh each to next of kin; CM announces Rs 4 lakh

 

Morbi: A wall collapse at a salt factory in Halvad GIDC of Gujarat’s Morbi left at least 12 workers dead and around 20 others injured. The mishap took place on Wednesday.

According to local authorities, salt was being filled in sacks when the wall collapsed. JCB had to be brought it to pull out the bodies.

“The tragedy in Morbi caused by a wall collapse is heart-rending. In this hour of grief, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. May the injured recover soon. Local authorities are providing all possible assistance to the affected,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted.

He announced Rs 2 lakh each from PMNRF to the next in kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 each to the injured.

Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, too, announced immediate assistance of Rs 4 lakh each to the next in kin of the deceased.

 

 

 

 

 

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