Hyderabad: The Chief Minister, Mr N Kiran Kumar Reddy, on Monday expressed anguish and profound grief over the reported death of nine women when a tractor carrying 24 laborers from Vadapally village to Sattenapally mandal of Guntur district fell into the Amaravathi canal.
In a press release here today, the Chief Minister conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families. He also directed the district Collectors concerned to help provide emergency and adequate treatment to the injured and compensation as per norms under the “Apatbandhu” scheme.
The accident occurred at 7.30 am on Monday when the tractor carrying the labourers belonging to Vadapally village were going to collect chilli crop. So far nine bodies were recovered and eight others came out with simple injuries and treatment was being given to four persons. A search was on for three or four missing persons and expert swimmers were engaged for the purpose, the Joint Collector of Guntur, Mr Sarath, informed the Chief Minister’s Office.
The Joint Collector also stated that under the National Family Benefit Scheme, kith and kin of each deceased person will be paid Rs 5,000 immediately and other required assistance later. (NSS)