The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the loss of lives due to a house collapse in Belagavi, Karnataka. The Prime Minister also approved an ex-gratia from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF) for the victims.
The Prime Minister Office tweeted;
“The loss of lives due to a house collapse in Belagavi, Karnataka is saddening. My thoughts are with the bereaved kin in this hour of sadness. An ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each from PMNRF would be paid to the next of kin of the deceased
Seven members of a family died after their house collapsed at Badalankalgi village, near Belagavi on Wednesday evening due to the heavy rains that lashed several parts of the district.
Of the seven, five died on the spot and two on the way to the hospital, the police sources said.
All the deceased belonged to Khangavi family of Badalankalgi, namely Gangavva Khangavi (50), Sattevva Khanvavi (45), Puja Khangavi (8), Savita Khangavi (28), Kashevva Koleppanavar (8), Laxmi Khangavi (15) and Arjun Khangavi.
Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai expressed grief about the incident and announced ₹ 5 lakh as compensation to each of the victims.