Solan : Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today visited the site at Kumarhatti in Solan district where a hotel building collapsed on Sunday evening in which about 42 persons including 30 defence personnel and 12 civilians were trapped. Till now, 29 defence personnel were rescued out of which 12 were found dead while one was yet to be retrieved. All the 12 civilians have also been rescued out of which one person lost life in the incident.The rescue operation was still going on to retrieve the remaining persons. Jai Ram said that government has ordered Magistrial enquiry of the mishap and has also registered a FIR against the owner of the building.
Chief Minister while monitoring the rescue operation being jointly conducted by the NDRF, State Police and district administration, directed the administration to provide all possible help to the NDRF personnel for ensuring that the operation was carried out smoothly. Jai Ram also visited Maharishi Markandeshwar Medical College at Kumarhatti and Civil Hospital Dharampur to enquire about the health of injured. Chief Minister while wishing a speedy recovery to the injured prayed to the Almighty to give peace to the departed souls.
While interacting with the media on the occasion, Chief Minister said that as many as three companies of NDRF were rushed to the spot to ensure immediate rescue operation. The state government provided state helicopter to airlift the NDRF team with latest equipments from Suni. Speaker HP Vidhan Sabha Dr. Rajiv Bindal, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Dr. Rajiv Saizal, Member of Parliament Suresh Kashyap, DC Solan KC Chaman, SP Madhusudan and other senior civil and military officers were present on the occasion.