Morbi factory mishap: Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel announces ex-gratia of 4 lakh to kin of deceased


Gandhinagar (Gujarat): Chief Minister of Gujarat Bhupendra Patel on Wednesday announced to provide an ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh to the kin of 12 people who died after a wall of a salt factory of Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) in Morbi’s Halvad collapsed. 

“Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel has announced Rs 4 lakh assistance from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to the heirs of each worker who lost his life in this tragedy,” tweeted the Chief Minister’s Office, translated from Gujarati. 

The Chief Minister expressed condolences to the workers who were killed in the wall collapse at GIDC at Halvad in Morbi district. 

Soon after the incident came to the fore, Patel gave instructions to the Morbi District Collector and the system operators for immediate rescue and relief operations.

The Chief Minister also expressed condolences to the families of the deceased and said that he will visit the place.

“I am deeply saddened by the tragedy of the wall collapsing at Halwad GIDC. My condolences to the bereaved families. The injured have been rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment. I will get a glimpse of the situation by visiting the scene face to face,” the Chief Minister tweeted, translated from Gujarati.

Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to the kin of the persons who died. The PMO also announced a compensation of Rs 50,000 each to those injured.

PM Modi also expressed grief at the loss of lives in the mishap.

“The tragedy in Morbi caused by a wall collapse is heart-rending. In this hour of grief, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. May the injured recover soon. Local authorities are providing all possible assistance to the affected,” he said in a tweet. 

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(With inputs from ANI)

first published:May 18, 2022, 6:29 p.m.

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