Ahmedabad: 12 laborers have died in a painful accident in Morbi area of Gujarat. In this accident in Sagar Salt Company, the possibility of many laborers still being buried is being expressed. At present, relief and rescue work is going on at the spot. Expressing grief over this accident, PM Narendra Modi has announced a compensation of two lakh rupees to the kin of the dead and fifty thousand rupees to the injured. According to the PMO, Rs 2 lakh will be provided to the families of those who lost their lives in the Morbi accident and Rs 50,000 to the injured from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund.
At the same time, Minister of State for Labor and Employment, Brijesh Merja, while giving information about the tragic incident, has said that a wall collapsed in the Sagar Salt Factory located at Halvad GIDC at around 12 noon. By the time he informed the media in Gandhinagar, 12 bodies of laborers had been pulled out of the rubble. He said that 90 per cent rescue operation has been completed, but it is not yet clear what caused the wall to collapse. This is a matter of investigation, which will be done by the police.
Let us inform that Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel has announced an assistance of Rs 4 lakh each to the dependents of the deceased from the CM Relief Fund. Patel has instructed the collector and other officers of Morbi for immediate relief and rescue.