Maharashtra PWD Minister Eknath Shinde on Wednesday said he would take care of the two four-year-old children, who lost their family members in the building collapse in Maharashtra's Raigad district.
#महाड दुर्घटनेत वाचलेल्या पण आई वडिलांचे छत्र गमावलेल्या चार वर्षीय मोहम्मद बांगी आणि अहमद शेखनाग या मुलांचे स्वीकारले पालकत्व...— Eknath Shinde - एकनाथ शिंदे (@mieknathshinde) August 26, 2020
तब्बल १८ तासांच्या प्रयत्नानंतर ढिगाऱ्याखालून बाहेर काढण्यात आलेल्या मोहम्मद बांगीची आई आणि भावंडांचा मात्र या दुर्घटनेत दुर्दैवी अंत झाला होता. pic.twitter.com/WCyTz9Toxp
One of the boys identified as Mohammad Bangi was reduced by the team after 18 hours of being stuck under the rubble when the five-storey building collapsed. He lost his mother and siblings to the unfortunate incident. He is yet to be told that his mother Naushin (32) and sisters Aisha (6) and Rukaiya (2) have passed away.
Shinde said that a foundation run by his family will take care of the entire education of the two boys. The five-story building in a residential area of Mahad in Maharashtra's Raigad district collapsed on August 24 at 6:50 PM. The ground-plus-four floor structure had nearly 40 families residing in it.
The incident claimed 16 lives and left more than 78 people injured. Maharashtra Minister Vijay Wadettiwar earlier announced an ex-gratia of ₹5 lakh for the families of the deceased, along with financial assistance of up to ₹50,000 to be provided to the injured.