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DCPCR writes to Delhi government on collapse tragedy

Last Updated: Monday, November 22, 2010 - 20:46

New Delhi: Delhi Commission for Protection
of Child Rights (DCPCR) has written to the city government
enquiring about the quantum of help doled out to the injured
children in last week`s building collapse incident.

"We have written to women and child development
department, child welfare committees and education department
of the city government to know what steps will be taken to
protect children`s rights," DCPCR Chairperson Amodh Kanth said.

An expert team visited the site in Laxmi Nagar on
Tuesday, a day after the incident following which notices were
sent to various government agencies, he said, adding,
authorities have also been asked to look after children
inhabiting in the "dangerous" buildings in east Delhi.

MCD had earlier served vacation notices to 38 buildings
following the incident in which a four-storey residential
structure caved in at Lalita Park in Laxmi Nagar killing 70
people, including 16 children.

Delhi government is expected to reply to the notices
within two weeks, he said.


First Published: Monday, November 22, 2010 - 20:46
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