HYDERABAD: Andhra Pradesh Government has sanctioned Rs 5 lakh for the kin of victims of building collapse in Tamil Nadu recently where a total 61 people died and 27 injured. A Government Order to that effect was issued on Saturday.
Of the total 61 deaths, AP accounted for 38, of which 24 were from Vizianagaram and 14 from Srikakulam districts. Eleven people from the state were among the 27 injured including 9 from Vizianagaram and 2 from Srikakulam districts.
Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu announced an ex gratia of Rs 5 lakh in case of death and Rs 50,000 as financial assistance to the injured along with reimbursement of total medical expenses. A special relief of Rs 25,000 for each family of affected person was also announced to compensate loss of wages.
A sum of Rs 3 lakh from the total ex gratia of Rs 5 lakh, will be issued from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund and the remaining Rs 2 lakh from from the AP Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board (APBOCCWB).