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Two die as wall collapses on them, inquiry ordered

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 July 2015 12:00 AM GMT

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DIMORIA/GUWAHATI, July 25: Of late Jorahat continues to hit headlines for wrong reasons. The local people there have to bear the brunt for no fault of theirs as everything seems to be dead wrong there. Forty-year-old Bharati Boro and her 14-year-old daughter Mai Boro had to lose their lives when they were fast asleep last night at their 13 Mile house in the Jorabat area. The big wall of the complex of Himmat Singka collapsed on the mother-daughter duo when they were fast asleep. Bharati's husband also sustained injuries in the accident. Thus the complex of Himmat Singka at 13 Mile in the Jorabat area is under scanner.

As though got out of bed on the wrong side today, the people of the locality came out with clanging hammers, machetes, iron wrought, pliers and other tools and engaged themselves in a demolition drive. They, including women and children, vented their anger on the wall of Himmat Singka complex and demolished a portion of it.

The situation there prompted the Kamrup (Metro) district administration to rise to the occasion and immediately ordered an inquiry into the incident. Kamrup (M) Acting Deputy Commissioner Rajib Prakash Baruah, who visited the spot today, ordered Sopur Revenue Circle Officer-cum-Executive Magistrate Munindra th te to inquire into the incident and submit the report soon. In fact te visited the spot last night and has started his inquiry. The acting DC also asked the engineer of the Water Resource Department accompanying him to submit a report on the quality of the wall. Action, according to district administration sources, will be taken only after getting reports from the Revenue Circle Officer and the engineer.

Meanwhile, as an immediate succour to the bereaved family members the administration has extended Rs 20,000 to the next of kin of the deceased. More fincial assistance to the next of kin of the deceased will be paid under the rules of Kamrup (M) District Disaster Magement Authority though the Sopur Revenue Circle officer.

DCP Hemanta Barman, te and an engineer of the Water Resource Department accompanied the acting Deputy Commissioner to his visit to the spot.

A fact file
(1) A wall of Himmat Singka complex at 13 Mile collapsed on a house on the night of July 24.
(2) Forty-year-old Bharati Boro and her 14-year-old daughter Mai Boro died on the spot. Bharati’s husband sustained injuries.
(3) Local people vented their anger on the wall of Himmat Singka on July 25 and broke a portion of it.
(4) Acting DC Rajib Prakash Baruah asked Sopur Circle Officer-cum-Executive Magistrate to Munindra th te to inquire into the incident and submit the report.
(5) The acting DC also asked the Water Resource Department engineer who accompanied him to the spot to submit his report on the quality of the wall.
(6) The acting DC said that action would be taken only after getting the reports from the Circle Officer and the engineer.
(7) The district administration paid Rs 20,000 to the next of kin of the deceased, and said that more funds would be paid them in accordance with the rules of the Kamrup (M) District Disaster Magement Authority.
(8) The complex of Himmat Singka at 13 Mile in the Jorabat area is under scanner.

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