Punjab

RICE SHELLER COLLAPSED IN KHAMANO, FIVE WORKERS KILLED, MANY INJURED, CM ORDER ENQUIRY ANNOUNCED EX-GRATIA GRANT

August 19, 2018 04:04 PM

CM ANNOUNCES EX-GRATIA PAYMENT OF RS. 1 LAKH EACH TO FAMILIES OF SIX LABOURERS KILLED IN WALL COLLAPSE IN FATEHGARH SAHIB TRAGEDY. FIR AGAINST RICE SHELLER OWNER REGISTERED, PUNJAB GOVT. TO BEAR EXPENSES OF MEDICAL AID TO INJURED

 

Chandigarh/Khomano, (kulbir singh kalsi):

 Five workers reported to have been killed and feared more buried following collapse of 20 to 25 feet wall, which was under construction of a Rice Sheller in Lakhanpur village near Khomano.

Police said most of the injured persons have been referred to Sector 32 Medical College and Hospital in Chandigarh. 

Meanwhile Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh on Sunday expressed grief over the death of six labourers in a wall collapse at a rice sheller in village Lakhanpur, Fatehgarh Sahib, and announced an ex-gratia payment of Rs one lakh each to their families. 

The chief minister, while directing the Deputy commissioner to ensure the best possible medial aid to five injured, has said that the entire cost of their treatment will be borne by the state government. The injured have been shifted to the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector-32, Chandigarh. While a FIR has been registered under section 304 of IPC against the owner of the rice sheller, the chief minister has directed the PWD department to submit a technical report, detailing the reasons behind the wall collapse. 

Sharing his heartfelt condolences with the bereaved families, the Chief Minster prayed to the Almighty to grant peace to the departed souls and wished a speedy recovery to the injured.

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