Nashik: Three persons, including a woman and
a child, were killed on the spot and another was injured when
an under construction `welcome arch` of the local civic body
collapsed on them today, police said.
The `welcome arch` of Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC),
which was being constructed at Soubhagya Nagar on Rashik-
Devlali Camp road, fell on an auto rickshaw, killing three of
its occupants and injuring the other, they said.
Mayor Naina Gholap-Walzade later told reporters that a
compensation of Rs 1 lakh each to the families of the deceased
will be given.
She also asked NMC Commissioner Bhaskar Sanap to initiate
an inquiry into the mishap and file a criminal case against
the contractor and civic officials concerned.