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Varanasi under-construction flyover collapse incident is 15 whereas, 11 others are injured. “We are waiting for the findings that will come in investigation. I don’t want to comment on anything right now. All compensation will be given to victims soon. The death toll is 15 & people injured are 11.
Earlier in the day, the committee, constituted by the Uttar Pradesh government to probe the incident, visited the accident site. Raj Pratap Singh, member of the committee, took stock of the conditions at the spot of the tragedy. At least 15 bodies were recovered from the debris while, three persons were safely rescued on Tuesday. The death toll is expected to rise as the rescue operation is still underway. Seven teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), each comprising 45 personnel, were rushed to spot to carry out rescue operations. Damaged cars and other vehicles are being removed from the spot.
Speaking to news agency ANI, Raj Pratap said, “I can’t say anything at this moment. Until we complete the investigation, talk to everyone & check all the records, it won’t be right to say anything.” Principal Secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar formed a three-member committee to investigate the incident, yesterday.
Earlier, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath met the victims of flyover collapse incident at Banaras Hindu University Trauma Center and Kabir Chaura Hospital. He has also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the family of people, killed in the incident and a compensation of Rs 2 lakh to the injured people.
Uttar Pradesh Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya, while addressing the reporters on Tuesday evening, informed that Chief Project Manager HC Tiwari, Project Manager KR Sudan, Assistant Engineer Rajesh Singh and engineer Lal Chand have been suspended with immediate effect, after being held responsible for the accident.