Chennai Building Collapse: Jaya Hikes Solatium to Rs.7L

Published: 30th June 2014 01:03 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th June 2014 01:03 PM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday hiked the solatium from Rs.Two lakh to Rs.Seven lakh,  to the families of  four workers from Tamil Nadu who had lost their lives in the Moulivakkam building collapse. 

She said the rescue operations at the site of 11-storey building collapse was going on on a warfooting  and that treatment was being given to 22 persons who were rescued from the site.  

An uniform solatium of Rs.Two lakh  each to the families of those who were killed in this tragic incident was announced. Those who have suffered injuries would get Rs.50,000 each.  Apart from these, the State government will bear all the medical expenses for treating the injured persons while the bodies of those dead would be taken to their native place on government expenditure.

The Chief Minister further said while consoling the workers who were being treated at the hospital, she spoke to them in Telugu, their mother tongue, so that they could feel at home. Besides, she had also directed the authorities to take legal action against those responsible for this tragic incident.

At this juncture, the Andhra Pradesh government has announced that the families of the workers who had lost their lives in the incident would be given Rs.Five lakh as financial assistance.  Four of the workers killed in the accident were from Tamil Nadu and their families would be given an assistance of  Rs.Five lakh in addition to Rs.Two lakh already announced.

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