Greater Noida mishap: Ex-gratia announced for deceased’s kin
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], July 18 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday announced compensation of Rs. two lakh each for the next of kin of those killed in the Greater Noida building collapse. Adityanath also announced Rs 50,000 each to those injured in the incident. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has retrieved eight bodies so far from under the collapsed building in Greater Noida. The search and rescue operation is still underway in Shah Beri village. On a related note, at least four people have been arrested in connection with the matter and the District Magistrate has set up a magisterial inquiry under the Additional District Magistrate (ADM) executive to probe the case. District Magistrate BN Singh said, "Four people have been arrested and an investigation is underway. Both criminal and administrative aspects will be investigated. I have set up a magisterial inquiry under ADM executive and have given them the time of 15 days." Soon after the mishap, Adityanath took cognisance of the incident and asked the District Magistrate to follow up with the NDRF teams for relief measures and to ensure immediate rescue. Several people are feared still trapped under the debris.
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