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Lucknow: 9-yr-old girl dies as iron gate falls on her in UP CM’s office complex

Construction work in this part of the complex that houses the Uttar Pradesh chief minister’s office had begun under the previous Samajwadi Party government.

lucknow Updated: Jun 21, 2017 17:36 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
Lucknow,Uttar Pradesh,Samajwadi Party
The spot at Lok Bhawan, the office of the Uttar Pradesh chief minister, where the gate fell.(HT photo)

A nine-year-old girl died on Wednesday as an iron gate fell, crushing her in an under construction part of the Lok Bhawan building, which houses the Uttar Pradesh chief minister’s office, the police said.

Kiran was playing when the gate fell on her, they said. She was rushed to a hospital where she died while undergoing treatment.

Officials said the gate had become weak after heavy rainfall on Wednesday morning.

Kiran used to stay near Lok Bhawan with her mother Amita who was employed as a labourer in the under-construction portion of the building.

Construction work in the Lok Bhawan building started under the previous Samajwadi party regime, said officials. The Rs 602-crore building, which has come up in 6.3 acres land, was inaugurated by former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav in October, 2016.

The building houses the chief minister’s office where cabinet and other meetings are held.

First Published: Jun 21, 2017 17:29 IST