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Kejriwal orders magisterial probe, compensation in Delhi building collapse

Shobhit Kalra

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Published on 26 Sep 2018 2:51 PM GMT

Kejriwal orders magisterial probe, compensation in Delhi building collapse
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New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday ordered a magisterial probe into a building collapse in north-west Delhi's Ashok Vihar and announced Rs 5 lakh compensation to the families of the deceased.

Four children and a 40-year-old woman died and seven others were seriously injured when a four-storey building collapsed here early on Wednesday, police said.

Many people are still feared trapped in the rubble of the two-decade-old building.

Kejriwal visited the injured at Deep Chand Bandhu Hospital and also visited the site of building collapse with officials.

"I have ordered a magisterial probe. The Delhi government will also give compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the kin of the deceased," he told reporters.

Kejriwal, attacking the BJP-led North Delhi Municipal Corporation, said MCD has the responsibility of a building's safety.

"Municipal corporation has the responsibility of safety of buildings. They (MCDs) will have to strictly enforce the law," he said.

IANS

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit Kalra

Writer has 10 years of experience in digital media. Presently working as Chief Sub Editor at newstrack.com. An avid reader and always willing to learn new things and techniques.

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