- Nine laborers died due to being buried under garbage in Lucknow
- A total of 22 people died in the accidents on Friday.
- The CM ordered immediate distribution of relief amount to the families of the deceased
News in Uttar Pradesh: A total of 22 people died on Friday in rain-related accidents in different parts of the state, including nine laborers, after being buried under debris in Lucknow due to heavy rains in Uttar Pradesh. The state government has announced financial assistance of Rs.4 lakh each to the kin of the deceased. According to the latest information from the Relief Commissioner’s office, nine people have died in Lucknow district, five in Unnao, three in Fatehpur, one in Jhansi, one in Rae Bareli, two in Prayagraj and one in Sitapur.
CM announces relief amount to the relatives of the deceased
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed to immediately distribute the permitted relief amount to the families of the deceased and expressed condolences to the bereaved families. According to the police and administration, while nine laborers have died in Lucknow due to the collapse of the border wall due to heavy rains, five persons, including three children, died in three cases of kutcha wall and hut collapse in Unnao district. While in Rae Bareli, a three-year-old child died after falling from a pucca house and his parents, siblings were injured. In Prayagraj district, two innocent children died after being buried under the rubble of a kutcha house when the wall collapsed.
Heavy rains wreak havoc in Lucknow
At least nine people from Jhansi district were killed when the boundary wall of the ‘Army Enclave’ collapsed due to heavy rain overnight at Guruva in Dilkusha area of Lucknow, a senior police official said. He said two people were injured in the accident. Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Piyush Mordia said the workers who died due to the border wall collapse were living in a hut near the wall. Lucknow District Magistrate Suryapal Gangwar told PTI that nine people were killed and two others were injured when a retaining wall collapsed after overnight rain. Meanwhile, the Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) said six of the dead have been identified as Mankunwar, Dharmendra, Naina, Pradeep, Reshma and Chanda.
Expressing grief over the incident, the Chief Minister’s Office tweeted: “Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has expressed deep grief over the loss of life in the accident of wall collapse in a colony located in Lucknow district. The Chief Minister has expressed his condolences to the bereaved families.” According to the tweet, Yogi has directed to provide financial assistance of Rs 4 lakh each to the families of those killed in the incident. At the same time, Raj Bhavan issued a statement saying that Governor Anandiben Patel has also expressed grief over the loss of life in the incident.
Rajnath Singh expressed grief by tweeting
Union Defense Minister and local MP Rajnath Singh tweeted: “Deeply saddened to hear the news of the death of many people due to the collapse of a wall in Lucknow. My deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in this accident. Along with I wish a speedy recovery to all those injured in this accident.
Deputy Chief Minister Brajesh Pathak met Dilkusha’s victims after reaching the hospital. Pathak tweeted, “Today after reaching the civil hospital from the people injured in the wall collapse accident in Dilkusha of Lucknow Cantt Assembly they reached the civil hospital and requested the doctors to treat them with quality health facilities and all possible help.” Meanwhile, five people, including three children, died in three cases of mud wall collapse due to heavy rains in Unnao district. Officials said the local police station has sent the bodies for post-mortem after filling the Panchnama of the dead.
Two children died due to wall collapse
Sub-Collector Narendra Singh said Ankit (20), Unnati (6) and Ankush (4) died after a wall collapsed due to heavy rain on Thursday evening in Kantha village Asoha block Purva tehsil. Bal Govind (66) died when the wall of the house collapsed due to heavy rain in Ajgain village in Chandpur Jhalihai police station area, officials said. Efforts are also being made to provide disaster relief funds to the family of the deceased. Sohan (75), who lived in a bamboo and thatched hut outside Kasanda village under Ajgain police station area of Unnao district, died on Thursday evening due to heavy rain and wind. Deputy Collector (SDM) Hasanganj Devendra Pratap Singh has confirmed the incident.
Police said a three-year-old child was killed while other members of the family were injured when a pucca house collapsed on Friday morning in Murrayapur area of Rae Bareli Sadar Kotwali area. According to the district administration, the deceased has been identified as Rajneesh. Prayagraj District Magistrate Sanjay Kumar Khatri said the wall of a kutcha house in Chhatauna village collapsed during the rain on Friday afternoon, killing two children.
The father of both children works in Surat. He said Kumari Shreya (four) daughter Abhayraj and Amit Kumar (five) son Mangala Prasad died in this incident. Both children were playing in the house at the time of the incident. In view of the heavy rains in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed the officials of the respective districts to monitor the relief work and help the affected people.
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