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Gujarat Wall Collapse: 12 Labourers Killed in Morbi, PM Modi Expresses Condolence, Announces Rs 2L Ex-gratia

Efforts to rescue others who might need been trapped underneath the particles remains to be on,” he mentioned.
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The tragic incident came about at Sagar Salt manufacturing unit located contained in the Halvad industrial space, mentioned state Labour and Employment Minister and native MLA Brijesh Merja.

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  • Last Updated:May 18, 2022, 16:42 IST
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At least 12 labourers have been killed when a wall collapsed at a salt packaging manufacturing unit in Gujarat’s Morbi district on Wednesday, officers mentioned. The incident came about at Sagar Salt manufacturing unit located contained in the Halvad industrial space, mentioned state Labour and Employment Minister and native MLA Brijesh Merja.

“At least 12 workers have died due to the wall collapse. Efforts to rescue others who might have been trapped under the debris are still on,” Merja mentioned.Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief over the tragedy and introduced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh every for the kin of the deceased.

“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,” Modi tweeted.The PMO additionally knowledgeable on Twitter {that a} compensation of Rs 2 lakh every might be given to the subsequent of kin of the deceased from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund. The injured could be given Rs 50,000 every, it added. Union Home Minister Amit Shah additionally took to Twitter to specific grief over the tragedy.

He spoke to Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel over telephone concerning the ongoing rescue work, he mentioned.Chief minister Patel introduced a compensation of Rs four lakh every for the kin of the victims and gave directions to the district administration concerning the rescue and reduction work, mentioned an announcement by his workplace.

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