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Malad building collapse: Maharashtra govt announces INR 5 lakhs assistance for kin of deceased

At least 11 people, including eight minors, lost their lives after a residential structure collapsed in New Collector Compound on Wednesday night, June 9. Another seven people were injured in the incident. Rescue operations are still underway.

Malad building collapse: Maharashtra govt announces INR 5 lakhs assistance for kin of deceased
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The Maharashtra government on Thursday, June 10, announced a compensation of INR 5 lakhs for the families of the deceased in the Malad building collapse tragedy. Also, the medical treatment of those injured would be borne by the government.

Speaking to the media, on the Malad building collapse incident, Maharashtra Minister Aslam Shaikh informed that the families of the deceased will be given INR 5 lakhs each as compensation.

The development came soon after the Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray paid a visit to Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Municipal Hospital (Shatabdi Hospital) in Kandivali, where those injured in the building collapse are admitted. Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray, Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal, Mayor Kishori Pednekar, District Collector Milind Borikar were also present.

Moreover, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to express his condolences over the incident. He also announced an ex-gratia of INR 2 lakhs each from the PMNRF for the next of kin of those who have lost their lives due to a structure collapse in Malad West, Mumbai and INR 50,000 to those injured.

While, former chief minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis has demanded an in-depth inquiry and action against all those responsible for the house collapse.

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Besides, Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar asked the culprits behind the residential structure collapse in Mumbai's Malad to take responsibility for the incident and said if everyone was responsible, the mishap would not have happened.

Addressing media, the Mayor also slammed BJP for blaming Shiv Sena for the incident and said the Opposition party in Maharashtra thinks only they are clean.

At least 11 people, including eight minors, lost their lives after a residential structure collapsed in New Collector Compound on Wednesday night, June 9. Another seven people were injured in the incident. Rescue operations are still underway.

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