The family of a woman who lost her life when an under-construction metro pillar collapsed in Bengaluru on Tuesday recalled the terrifying moment on camera.
A woman and her baby died in the accident and her husband and daughter were hospitalized with injuries.
Lohit, the husband of the woman who died in the incident, said that she had lost everything. Expressing grief over the accident, he urged the government to ensure that such incidents do not happen again.
Narrating the incident, the husband said, “We were going on a two-wheeler. I was supposed to drop them at a respective place and leave. But the incident happened within a fraction of a second. When I looked back, my wife and baby fell. I had nothing in my hand. No.”
He asked the government to take security measures and precautions to avoid such incidents in future.
He said, “What to tell the government, I have lost everything. The government should ensure that such incidents do not happen in the future. All safety and precautions should be taken so that others do not face this situation.” .
Madan Kumar, the father of the deceased, demanded the cancellation of the construction work and said that he will not take his daughter’s body until the contract is cancelled.
“Until the contractor’s license is cancelled, I will not take the body. Who gave the permission to build such tall pillars? The tender should be canceled and the work stopped. I will see what is done in court,” he said.
The victim’s mother-in-law Nirmala said, “She came to Bangalore from Davangere 10 days ago. She had gone to drop her children at school. The incident happened around 10:30 am. We are angry. We want justice in this incident. Higher authorities did not come to the spot.
Vijayakumar, the father-in-law of the woman killed in the incident, alleged that the contractor responsible for the construction of the metro pillar in Bengaluru, where two people died when an under-construction metro pillar collapsed, did not take safety measures. .
Speaking to ANI, Vijayakumar, father-in-law of the woman killed in the incident, demanded an immediate stop to the construction work.
“The contractor in charge of construction of the metro pillar clearly did not take safety measures. The construction work should be stopped immediately as it is going on without safety,” he said.
“Had a bus or any other vehicle carrying passengers crossed the site, more casualties could have occurred. Our world is destroyed. I demand the government to provide security at the construction site,” added Vijayakumar.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday announced an ex-gratia of ₹ 10 lakh to the kin of those killed in the Bengaluru Metro pillar accident that claimed two lives.
Bomai told reporters that he wanted to know the details of the accident.
“This is a very unfortunate incident. An inquiry has been ordered to find out any culpability on the part of the contractor or other factors. An ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh will be given to the family of the deceased.” she said.