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UP incident : 2 dead, 13 injured after overhead tank collapses in Mathura

Incident unfolded in the Krishna Vihar area of Awas Vikas Colony under the jurisdiction of Kotwali police station and caused damage to nearby houses

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Shefali Kohli -- July 01st 2024 10:16 AM
UP incident : 2 dead, 13 injured after overhead tank collapses in Mathura

UP incident : 2 dead, 13 injured after overhead tank collapses in Mathura

UP incident : In a horrific and tragic incident, two women lost their lives and 13 people were injured when an overhead tank collapsed in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. 

The injured individuals were hospitalised, with one in critical condition.


The incident unfolded in the Krishna Vihar area of Awas Vikas Colony under the jurisdiction of Kotwali police station and caused damage to nearby houses. 

Debris and leaked water from the tank affected several homes, damaging electrical equipment and various parked cars.

However, immediately after the incident, administrative officials reached the spot and started relief and rescue work. The police force, NDRF, SDRF, and other emergency services are deployed on the spot and are constantly monitoring the rescue operation.

Considering the seriousness of the issue, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath took cognizance of the matter and gave instructions to register an FIR against the guilty contractor in the case.

The Inspector General (IG) of Agra Range, Deepak Kumar reached Mathura and spoke to the media, where he said, "A rescue operation is underway. Two people have died in the incident. An FIR is being registered against the accused contractor and instructions have been given for better treatment of the injured."

As soon as the incident was reported, Mathura SSP Shailesh Pandey and DM Shailendra Singh inspected the accident site.

DM and SSP also visited the district hospital to check the condition of the injured.

The MLA of Mathura, Shrikant Sharma also inspected the accident site and visited the hospital to check the condition of the injured. He further gave information that an FIR would be lodged in the case. Sharma also stated that the City Magistrate will investigate the accident.

After the incident, the opposition parties Congress and Samajwadi Party raised the demand for an investigation of the tragic accident.

Samajwadi Party demanded one crore rupees each for the deceased family and 25 lakh rupees for the injured while the Congress demanded to register an FIR against the culprits for the incident and give compensation.

Earlier, on Sunday it was reported that several people were injured in a tragic incident where an overhead tank collapsed in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura due to excessive rain.

The police said that as soon as they got the information of the incident, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) were called and began the rescue operation.

 

- With inputs from agencies

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