Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday visited the injured after several tents collapsed on Thursday due to strong winds and heavy rain at the ongoing Simhastha Kumbh Mela.
After reviewing the situation, the CM said, “The tents that fell apart have to be put back up and we will help with that.”
“Áll those injured in the incident are being treated here, four in Indore. The MP government will bear the cost of their treatment,” said CM.
He also announced compensation for those killed in the tragedy. Chouhan further said, “An ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh in cash will be given to kin of five deceased, 2 lakh as insurance.”
Also, Rs 50,000 will be given to seriously injured and Rs 10,000 to others who were injured, he added.