Ghatkopar building collapse: PM Modi announces ex-gratia for next of kin, injured

| Updated: Jul 31, 2017 18:25 IST

New Delhi [India], July 31 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday approved ex-gratia of Rs. two lakh each for next of kin of those who died in Ghatkopar building collapse. The Prime Minister also approved Rs. 50,000 each for those injured in the collapse. The four-storey building in Ghatkopar collapsed around 10.45 a.m. on July 25 in which 17 people were crushed, including two toddlers and reportedly more than 30 injured. The announcement was made through a series of tweets from the Prime Minister's official handle. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">PM has approved Rs. 2 lakh each for the next of kin of those who lost their lives due to a building collapse in Ghatkopar, Mumbai.</p>&mdash; PMO India (@PMOIndia) <a href="https://twitter.com/PMOIndia/status/891908212613562372">July 31, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">PM <a href="https://twitter.com/narendramodi">@narendramodi</a> has approved Rs. 50,000 each for those injured due to a building collapse in Ghatkopar, Mumbai.</p>&mdash; PMO India (@PMOIndia) <a href="https://twitter.com/PMOIndia/status/891908335846383616">July 31, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Meanwhile, 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. (ANI)

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