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Karnataka To Probe Metro Pillar Collapse That Killed Bengaluru Woman, Son



Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday said that the government would conduct an inquiry into the under-construction metro pillar collapse in Bengaluru which claimed two lives.

The Chief Minister also said the grieving family will be provided a compensation.

An under-construction metro pillar collapsed near Nagavara on the outer ring road in Bengaluru, killing a woman and her toddler. The woman’s husband and daughter were hospitalised with injuries.

“We will inquire how the incident happened, and provide compensation to the affected family,” he said.

Meanwhile, Congress MLA Sowmya Reddy demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai after an under-construction metro pillar collapsed in Bengaluru’s Navagara claiming two lives.

“Karnataka Chief Minister must resign. It’s a clear case of poor work and people have succumbed to it. Now, people of Bengaluru and Karnataka are fed up,” Congress MLA Sowmya Reddy said on pillar collapse in Bengaluru

“It’s very shocking that an under-construction pillar fell on a woman and child. Until now there were pothole deaths now pillars are collapsing. This is a clear case of violation, negligence and corruption of the BJP govt,” Reddy added.

Earlier today, Anjum Parvez, MD, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) also announced Rs 20 lakh compensation for the family of the victims.

Speaking to the reporters, Anjum Parvez, MD, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) termed the incident “unfortunate”.

“A pillar fell on the road and a woman and her child were badly injured and died. It is very unfortunate. Will provide 20 Lakh ex-gratia to the kin of the victims,” he said.

The official assured of a detailed probe into the incident and said that steps will be taken to ensure such incidents do not occur in the future.

“We follow the highest quality standards possible when it comes to construction, Detailed probe will be done and will see if it was a technical error or manmade. Steps will be taken to prevent such incidents from happening again,” he said.

The four of family members were travelling on a bike when the incident took place.

Bheemashankar S Guled, DCP East Bengaluru said, “This morning around 10:45 am, when the couple along with their twin children were travelling towards Hebbal when the metro pillar collapsed on the bike. The mother, Tejaswini and son Vihaan were seriously injured and shifted to Altis Hospital where both of them succumbed to their injuries.”

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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