News & Announcement
Hon’ble IPR Minister/Area MLA disburses immediate ex-gratia relief to Berfok landslip victims
Gyalshing, 06 Jun (IPR): Hon’ble Minister for Food Security & Agriculture Development/Horticulture & Cash Crop Development/AH,LF&VS/IPR -cum-Area MLA, Shri L.N. Sharma, along with District Collector, West, Shri Karma R. Bonpo, visited the site where collapse of breast wall at Pipalay Dara in Berfok, West Sikkim claimed the life of Shri Bhim Bahadur Thapa (Chettri).
Three others namely Deo Prasad Rai, Sushil Sanyasi and Bashant Rai were rescued by the other co- workers and local villagers. All the injured victims were forwarded to the District Hospital, Gyalshing who were later referred to Siliguri for further treatments.
The district authorities immediately visited the site and investigated the incident and the case of Unnatural Death has been filed in the Kaluk Police Station.
However, the Minister cum area MLA in the presence of DC West, Mr. Bonpo, disbursed the ex-gratia of 4 lakhs to the deceased family and ex-gratia of 12,700/- each to the families of injured persons.
Shri Sharma also met with the deceased’s family members and has assured to provide government job to one person of the family to cope up with the loss of life.