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Bharatpur wall collapse: PM Modi expresses pain over loss of lives

News Agencies | Updated on: 11 May 2017, 11:26 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today expressed pain at the loss of lives in a wall collapse during a wedding at Rajasthan's Bharatpur and announced Rs 2 lakh each to the kin of the deceased.

The prime minister also announced Rs 50,000 for those seriously injured.

"The incident in Bharatpur has pained me beyond words. My thoughts are with the families of the deceased. I hope the injured recover soon," he said.

Modi announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF) for the next of kin of those killed, the PMO said.

Twenty-three people, including four children, were killed and 27 injured when a wall of a marriage hall collapsed during a heavy storm in Bharatpur yesterday.

-PTI

First published: 11 May 2017, 11:26 IST
 
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