The number of victims has increased to 10- Dinamani IG News

Death toll rises to 10 after warehouse roof collapses in Uttar Pradesh

An accident occurred on Thursday when the roof of a cold storage warehouse for agricultural produce in Sambal district collapsed. So far 21 people have been rescued from the wreckage caused by the accident. While they were being treated in hospitals, 10 died without treatment.

The police department said that the condition of three more people who are receiving treatment is critical. National and state disaster rescue teams were engaged in rescue operations at the site of the accident on Thursday night. The police said that rescue operations are going on.

The police department has informed that the collapsed roof was built only 3 months ago and the concerned company has not obtained the necessary permission to build it. Also, the police department has also informed that more than the permitted amount of yam was stored. They also informed that a case has been registered against two owners of the concerned warehouse company.

State Government Relief:

State Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has condoled the victims of the accident and announced that their families will be compensated Rs 2 lakh. The state government has also announced that the injured will be given compensation of Rs.50,000 each and free treatment. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed the officials to ensure that the injured are given prompt treatment.

Inquiry Committee:

State Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered the formation of a committee consisting of Moradabad DIG and Zonal Commissioner to investigate the accident. The state government said that the committee that will investigate the cause of the accident will also give recommendations on the steps to be taken to prevent such accidents from happening in the future. It has been informed on behalf of the state government that the committee will submit its report soon.

State School Education Department Union Minister Gulab Devi and Local Government Department Union Minister Dharam Pal Singh personally inspected the accident site.


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