Wall collapse kills 2 girl students, flood death toll up to 3

CM assured ex-gratia payment: Tashi

Lumla lawmaker Jambay Tashi, who was shocked to learn about the unfortunate incident, spoke to Chief Minister Pema Khandu, who he said has assured to grant ex-gratia payment as per norms.

However, Tashi conveyed his deep sense of grief while talking to the bereaved family members while assured the parents of those injured for all possible help for their treatment.

He told this daily over telephone that he has directed the education department authority to take steps for immediate reconstruction of the hostel building where students from far-flung remote areas live to pursue their education. Their education will be affected with the hostel, he added.

By A O News Service

ITARANAGAR, July 11: Three lives have been lost till date by flood fury triggered by incessant rains for the last many days that has left a chain of devastation across hilly state of Arunachal Pradesh.

Two girl students lost their lives, two sustained serious injuries while one suffered minor injury when the hostel wall of Namtsering Govt residential upper primary school collapsed on the sleeping children around 3.15 to 3.20  am on Thursday, Tawang DIPRO reports, adding the village under Dudungkhar circle of Lungla sub-division.

The deceased have been identified as Genden Wangmu,10, class-VI, D/o Nima Tashi of Loudung village and Rinchin Lhamu, 10, class-V, D/o Pasaang Khandu of Dharmaleng village. However, Sangey Pema, 12, class-VII & Lhakpa Eton, 11, class-VI were seriously injured and Ngob Sangmoo suffered minor injury. The mortal remains of the duo were sent to KDT district hospital at Tawang for post mortem while the injured after first aid were referred to district hospital for further treatment.

Landslide caused by incessant rain for last many days led to wall collapse when 19 girl students were sleeping in the hostel. Warden, teachers and nearby villagers rescued the students soon safely.  SP, Lungla ADC and SDMO had rushed to the spot immediately followed by other officials, who met family members of children and teachers.

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