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4 dead, 9 injured as wall collapses at Jal Vayu Vihar in Sector 21 Noida, sub-contractor arrested

Sep 20, 2022

Noida Sec-21,Jal Vayu Vihar Wall Collapse: Ritu Maheshwari, Chief Executive Officer of the Noida Authority, has announced that a compensation of Rs 5 lakh will be provided by the contractor to each of the deceased’s kin.

Noida Jal Vayu Vihar Wall Collapse News Updates: Four labourers have died while nine injured have been admitted to nearby hospitals after a wall adjoining Jal Vayu Vihar in Noida’s Sector 21 collapsed on Tuesday morning. The Uttar Pradesh Police have arrested a sub-contractor who provided the labourers to the contractor from Sector 20. The sub-contractor has been identified as Gul Mohammad, police said, adding that an FIR is being registered in the case based on the complaint of the family of one of the victims.

According to Suhas LY, District Magistrate of Noida, the labourers were cleaning the drainage adjacent to the wall that collapsed when the incident occurred. “Noida Authority had given contract for drainage repair work near Jal Vayu Vihar in Sec 21. We’ve been told when labourers were pulling out bricks, wall collapsed. It’ll be probed. Received information of 2 deaths each (total 4) at District Hospital and Kailash Hospital; being verified,” the DM said.

Ritu Maheshwari, Chief Executive Officer of the Noida Authority, has announced that a compensation of Rs 5 lakh will be provided by the contractor to each of the deceased’s kin.

“The area is being searched as a precautionary measure. All teams are present here,” he added while speaking to the media today morning. Officials from the police and fire department were present at the spot. The accident occurred at around 9 AM today. The search and rescue operations have now concluded. 

Alok Singh, Commissioner of Police, Noida, also confirmed the death of four people and said nine others have been shifted to a hospital for treatment. “Unfortunately, 4 people died. Nine people were shifted to a hospital for better treatment. NDRF and Fire Brigade teams are conducting the last search mission. FIR will be lodged and action will be taken,” he said.

Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed grief over the loss of lives and directed senior officials to reach the spot immediately and continue rescue operations on a war footing.

Expressing his condolences to the bereaved families of the deceased, the Chief Minister directed officials to ensure proper arrangements for treatment and wished the injured a speedy recovery.

The DM and Commissioner of Police later visited the hospital and met the injured admitted at the District Hospital.

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