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Three dead as mud house collapses in Anantnag

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Srinagar: Three people died in a mud house collapse in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, officials said on Sunday.
Hajira 55, wife of Hussain Gorsi; Manzoor Gorsi, 40, son of Mohammad Abdullah, and Asif Gorsi, 16, son of Manzoor Gorsi, all residents of Bidhard, were in the temporary structure built in the Mather Patheri Daksum area of the district on Saturday night when it suddenly collapsed over them, they said.
Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha expressed condolences to the bereaved families, and directed the district administration to ensure immediate assistance.
“Deeply anguished by the loss of lives due to a house collapse in Larnoo, Anantnag. My deepest condolences to the bereaved families. Directed district administration to ensure best possible treatment to the injured & immediate assistance to the affected families,” Sinha said in a tweet.
Deputy Commissioner, Anantnag, Dr Basharat Qayoom issued ex gratia relief of Rs 50,000 each to the families of victims who lost their lives in a tragic incident.
In addition to the ex gratia relief, other necessary items including blankets and kitchen utensils were also provided to the families.
Speaking about the incident, DC Anantnag said that immediately after reports regarding the incident were received, a team of revenue and police officials was deputed to the spot. He said that relief has been disbursed to the Next of Kins (NoK) of victims while officials have been directed to provide all necessary assistance to the affected family.

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