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Morbi Wall collapses: Relief and rescue work is underway in Morbi, Gujarat and the dead and injured are being rescued with the help of JCB. A large number of workers may still be trapped at the scene, the report said. The death toll could rise. Twelve workers were killed and several others injured when the walls of a salt factory collapsed. Top officials of the state government and administration have reached the spot and rescue work is underway.
Meanwhile, expressing grief over the incident, Prime Minister Modi said that in this moment of mourning, I extend my condolences to the families of the victims. At the same time, Prime Minister Modi announced compensation of Rs 2 lakh for the families of the victims and Rs 50,000 for the injured from the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund.
PMNRF will provide Rs 2 lakh to each family of those who lost their lives due to the tragedy in Morbi. 50,000 will be given to the injured: PMO
– ANI May 18, 2022
At the same time, Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupinder Patel has also announced compensation for the families of the workers killed in the incident. The Gujarat government will pay Rs 4 lakh as compensation to the families of the workers killed in Morbi’s Halwad GIDC. The Chief Minister has directed the District Magistrate of Morbi to personally supervise the rescue and relief.