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Under-construction pillar of Bengaluru Metro collapses; woman, toddler dead

Will provide compensation to affected family, says Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai

Written by  Jasleen Kaur -- January 10th 2023 04:37 PM -- Updated: January 10th 2023 05:07 PM
Under-construction pillar of Bengaluru Metro collapses; woman, toddler dead

Under-construction pillar of Bengaluru Metro collapses; woman, toddler dead

Bengaluru (Karnataka): A woman and her two-and-a-half year-old son were killed when an under-construction pillar of "Namma Metro" (Bengaluru Metro) on Outer Ring Road near HBR collapsed on Tuesday.

The incident was reported at 11 am. The victims were on a scooter when TMT bars erected for the construction of a pillar fell on their vehicle.  

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As per reports, while the woman and her two-and-a-half-old son died at the hospital, her husband and daughter have been hospitalised. The four of them were traveling on a bike when the incident took place.

DCP, East Bengaluru, Bheemashankar S Guled, 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. "

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Meanwhile, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said the government would conduct an inquiry into the under-construction metro pillar collapse incident in Bengaluru which claimed two lives. The Chief Minister also assured of providing compensation to the grieving family.  "We will inquire how the incident happened, and provide compensation to the affected family," he said.

On the other hand, Congress MLA Sowmya Reddy demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai. "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.

- With inputs from agencies


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