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UP rains: 9 killed as wall of Army enclave collapses amid heavy rain in Lucknow

Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Piyush Mordia told news agency PTI that the boundary wall of the Army enclave collapsed due to heavy overnight rains. One person was pulled out alive from the debris, the officer added.

UP rains: 9 killed as wall of Army enclave collapses amid heavy rain in Lucknow
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In a tragic incident, nine labourers were killed in Lucknow district of Uttar Pradesh after the boundary wall of an Army enclave collapsed due to heavy rains, police said on Friday. According to the police, the labourers were living in huts outside the Army enclave in Dilkusha area of the city.

Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Piyush Mordia told news agency PTI that the boundary wall of the Army enclave collapsed due to heavy overnight rains. One person was pulled out alive from the debris, the officer added.

“Some labourers were living in huts outside an Army enclave in the Dilkusha area. Owing to heavy overnight rains, the boundary wall of the Army enclave collapsed,” Mordia said.

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“We reached the spot around 3 am. Nine bodies were pulled out from the debris and one person was rescued alive,” he added.

Expressing grief over the loss of lives, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath issued directions to provide Rs 4 lakh as financial assistance to the kin of each of the deceased, the CMO said in a tweet, adding that officials of the district administration have also been directed to ensure adequate and proper treatment for the injured.

Deputy chief ministers Keshav Prasad Maurya and Brajesh Pathak also expressed grief over the loss of lives.

(With PTI inputs)

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