Ghatkopar building collapse: CM increases ex-gratia to Rs. 5 lakh for kin of deceased

| Updated: Jul 27, 2017 03:22 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], July 26 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has increased the compensation to the next of kin of those killed in the Ghatkopar building collapse incident to Rs. 5 lakh. Earlier, Fadnavis had announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh for those killed. "The state government will bear the hospital expenses of those injured. And Rs. 2 lakh will be given to the next of kin of those killed," he had said. Fadnavis had held Shiv Sena leader's Sunil Shitap Nursing Home responsible for the building collapse that claimed 17 lives. The Chief Minister while speaking in the Assembly today said, "It's a serious incident. Nine families stayed in this building. Sunil Shitap Nursing Home construction is the root cause of the building collapse. As far as the photos been clicked by the fire officer go, the pillars were damaged." The Chief Minister had yesterday visited the site of building collapse in Mumbai's Ghatkopar and directed the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to file a report on the incident within 15 days. Meanwhile, Shitap was sent to police custody till August 2 by a Mumbai Court. Shitap was yesterday booked for culpable homicide in connection with the collapse. The four-storey residential building collapsed yesterday in Ghatkopar. (ANI)