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PM Modi sanctions monetary aid for victims of building collapse in Ghatkopar in Mumbai

By: IBNS

New Delhi/Mumbai, Jul 31 (IBNS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to a tweet from the Prime Minister's Office has sanctioned rupees two lakh each for the next of kin of those who lost their lives due to a building collapse in Ghatkopar, Mumbai.

He has also approved Rs. 50,000 each for those injured in the building collapse.
 
Last Tuesday, the building collapse in Ghatkopar's Siddhi Sai complex resulted in the death of 17 people, many injured and around nine families rendered homeless, according to media reports.
 
The following day, Shiv Sena leader Sunil Shitap was arrested following an inquiry into the building collapse with police reports saying that Shitap was carrying out an illegal renovation in a nursing home owned by him on the ground floor of the building. Subsequently, supervisor Anil Mandal has also been arrested by the police, according to media reports.
 
On Thursday last, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced that those rendered homeless will be given temporary homes in two days and redevelopment work will begin in 10 days.
 
According to media reports, the homeless families have alleged that the promised help from the CM has not arrived.