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Prez Droupadi Murmu, PM Modi condole loss of lives in Mizoram quarry collapse Mizoram quarry collapse
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Prez Droupadi Murmu, PM Modi condole loss of lives in Mizoram quarry collapse

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 16 Nov 2022, 07:17 pm

New Delhi/IBNS/UNI: President Droupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed deep grief over the loss of lives due to a stone quarry collapse in Mizoram.

"The landslide that caused the death of workers in Hnahthial district of Mizoram is very tragic and heartrending. In this hour of grief, I convey my condolences to the bereaved families," the President wrote in a tweet.

Meanwhile, PM Modi wrote, "My thoughts are with those who lost their loved ones due to the tragic stone quarry collapse in Mizoram."

He also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to the next kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 each for those injured from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF) in the recent tragic incident.

Eight labourers were killed in the stone quarry collapse in Mizoram's Hnahthial a day after it collapsed trapping 12 labourers. Eight bodies were recovered on Tuesday.

Four are still missing and are feared trapped under the debris of the hill that crumbled down on the workers on Monday.

The rescue operations are still underway.