In a tragic incident in Lucknow, a girl aged 9 years, was killed on Wednesday when an iron gate crashed on her in an under construction part of the ‘Lok Bhawan’ building which houses the chief minister’s office, the police said.
Kiran was playing when the gate fell on her, they said. The girl was rushed to a hospital where she died while undergoing treatment. The UP government has approved compensation of Rs 1.5 lakh to the girl's family members.
Construction work in the Lok Bhawan building started under the previous Samajwadi party regime, according to officials.
9-yr old girl dies after being crushed under a gate of Lok Bhavan (Chief Minister's office) in Lucknow during construction work. pic.twitter.com/eKOGf5Soj0— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) June 21, 2017
The building houses the chief minister’s office where cabinet and other meetings are held. A portion of this building is under construction, officials said.
Pit was uncovered & always filled with water. The fencing & attempts to drain the pit was done only this morning.: Father of the child pic.twitter.com/VYZOJEJC28— ANI (@ANI_news) June 21, 2017
With PTI inputs