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Wall collapse at UP wedding: death toll reaches 8

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Mau/UP: After a wall collapsed during a wedding function in Uttar Pradesh's Ghosi, eight people have died so far, police informed on Saturday. Twenty people are under treatment after the mishap, reports PTI.

On Friday, three women and a child had lost their lives after the wall suddenly collapsed on them. According to police, the wall was recently constructed. They have arrested two persons who had constructed it.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced an ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh to the kin of each of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to all the injured while directing officials to ensure free medical facilities for all the injured.

The injured were admitted to the District Hospital and other hospitals where they are undergoing treatment, he said.

District Magistrate Arun Kumar said that during a pre-wedding function, an adjacent wall collapsed on Friday. Six women and two children have died in the incident, and 20 others are undergoing treatment.

The deceased were identified as Poonam Sharma (42), Meera (36), Pooja (35), Chanda Devi (30), Sushila (52), Lalti (60), Anviya (4) and Madhav (8).

Additional Superintendent of Police Mahesh Singh Atri said, "We have arrested Gyasuddin and Munnawar Hasan for building the wall that collapsed. Local police are investigating the matter."

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