House collapse claims 3 lives in Kishtwar village
District admin provides Rs 25,000 interim relief to victim family; Ex-gratia upto Rs 4 lakh sanctioned for each deceased under SDRF
KISHTWAR: In a tragic incident caused by heavy rain and hailstorms, three siblings died as their house collapsed in the Village Ajna, Pullar area of Block Nagseni, Kishtwar during the intervening night of Friday and Saturday, officials said.
They said that the house belonged to one Ashwani Kumar.
Those who died in the tragic incident were identified as
The deceased siblings have been identified as Sajan Kumar (28) Rajesh Kumar (30) and Ravinder Kumar (32), all the three visually impaired.
Officials further said that mother and sister of the deceased were rescued by locals.
Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kishtwar, Dr. Devansh Yadav has expressed heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.
Officials said that the district administration took immediate steps to provide relief to the family and provided financial support of Rs. 25,000 to the family besides material relief under the Red Cross.
Furthermore, the Deputy Commissioner has announced ex-gratia relief up to Rs 4 Lakh for each deceased, besides compensation for the damaged house as per the SDRF norms. This additional relief fund has been provided to assist the family in coping with the long-term implications of this tragic incident, said the officials.
They further said that the district administration has assured every possible support to the affected family. Concerned authorities have initiated enquiry into the incident to take appropriate measures to prevent such occurrences in the future.
Pertinently, in past few days a total of 14 lives were lost in the district in different incidents triggered by the incessant rains. On May 26, four members of a nomadic family were killed after a tree fell on their tent while on May 25, seven workers of a power project were killed and three others injured when a vehicle they were travelling in turned turtle.