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6:41 am - Sunday April 20, 2014

7 killed in water tank collapse

Staff Reporter, Bhopal
Seven persons, including two women and as many children, were killed and 30 others injured when a water tank collapsed at Saibaba slum area in Habibganj Police Station limits in the state capital last night, police said. Several houses caved in under the debris of the 60-feet high water tank that collapsed at midnight.

The incident caused power outage and water filled the area. Police and fire department personnel reached the spot immediately and launched rescue operations. The injured were rescued from the debris and were rushed to the JP Hospital here.  Superintendent of Police Anshuman Singh said that 24 persons are receiving treatment at the hospital while the rest were discharged after treatment.
Governor, CM  express grief

Governor Shri Ram Naresh Yadav has expressed profound grief over deaths as a result of collapse of an overhead tank at Sai Baba Nagar slum area in Arera Colony late last night. Wishing for early recovery of the injured, Governor Shri Yadav has offered condolence to the bereaved families. Shri Yadav has also wished early rehabilitation of victims.

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has expressed profound grief over collapse of an overhead tank at Sai Baba Nagar here last night. He directed to make necessary arrangements for treatment of the injured. Shri Chouhan announced Rs. one lakh assistance each for the kin of deceased, Rs. 50 thousand each for seriously injured and Rs. 25 thousand each to those who suffered minor injuries.

Posted in: Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

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