New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each for the kin of those who died and Rs 50,000 each to those who were injured after two under-construction buildings collapsed in Greater Noida's Shah Beri village on Tuesday.
The death toll in the mishap has mounted to eight while several others are feared trapped under the debris. Four people have been arrested so far and a thorough investigation has been initiated in the matter.
The police have arrested the owner of the land, Ganga Sharan Dwivedi, broker Qasim and two others - Dinesh and Sanjay - in connection with the building collapse.
Taking cognisance of the incident, CM Adityanath had earlier directed the District Magistrate to follow up with the National Disaster Response Force team and Police for relief measures and to ensure immediate rescue.
An FIR under IPC sections 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and 288 (negligent conduct related to the repair of buildings) has been registered. The FIR mentioned 18 people who may face a case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
According to eye-witnesses, the incident occurred after a six-storey under-construction building collapsed and fell on another building late on Tuesday. Use of poor quality building construction material and violation of safety norms is believed to be the main reason behind the mishap.
Three of the victims have been identified as Ranjit, Shamshad and Priyanka. Three members of Priyanka's family are still trapped, as per the latest reports.
(With inputs from agencies)