Belagavi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed condolences over the loss of lives after a house collapsed in Karnataka’s Belagavi and announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF) for the kin of the deceased.
“The loss of lives due to a house collapse in Belagavi, Karnataka is saddening. My thoughts are with the bereaved kin in this hour of sadness. An ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each from PMNRF would be paid to the next of kin of the deceased: PM @narendramodii,” tweeted PMO.
Seven people including two children died in a wall collapse due to heavy rain in Badala Ankalagi village, Belagavi in Karnataka on Wednesday. Earlier, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has also announced Rs 5 lakh compensation for the deceased’s families.
MG Hirematt, Deputy Commissioner of Hirebaagewadi Police Station said, “The wall collapsed due to heavy rain. One of the deceased is a baby. Post-mortem of the deceased will be done.”
Of the seven, five died on the spot and two on the way to the hospital, reported PTI. CM Bommai has asked the district in-charge Minister Govind Karjol to visit the spot and the Deputy Commissioner of the district to take all necessary measures.