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Rajasthan tank collapse: Raje visits site

india Updated: Aug 28, 2006 22:53 IST
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Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Monday visited the site of the fair in Kama town of the district, where 48 people were killed when a water tank collapsed on Sunday.

Raje, accompained by a team of senior bureaucrats, interacted with the villagers.

The water tank gave way when about 200 people were sitting on it and watching a wrestling bout in the Bhojan Thali Mela.

Meanwhile, state Congress President BD Kalla on Monday demanded that a judicial probe be ordered to find out the 'lapses' on the part of Bharatpur district administration, which led to the tragedy.

While addressing a rally near the accident site after meeting the bereaved families along with some other senior Congress leaders, Kalla also accused the BJP government of hiding the actual death toll and claimed that at least 72 people died in the mishap.

He also demanded that the amount of the ex-gratia announced by the state government be increased according to the 'people's expectations' and each member of the families of the deceased be given a job.

The state unit of CPI also demanded a judicial probe into the incident and an ex-gratia of Rs five lakh for the next of kin of the deceased.

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