Three killed as under construction arch collapses

Nashik, Jan 18 (PTI) Three persons, including a woman anda child, were killed on the spot and another was injured whenan under construction ''welcome arch'' of the local civic bodycollapsed on them today, police said.

The ''welcome arch'' of Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC),which was being constructed at Soubhagya Nagar on Rashik-Devlali Camp road, fell on an auto rickshaw, killing three ofits occupants and injuring the other, they said.

Mayor Naina Gholap-Walzade later told reporters that acompensation of Rs 1 lakh each to the families of the deceasedwill be given.

She also asked NMC Commissioner Bhaskar Sanap to initiatean inquiry into the mishap and file a criminal case againstthe contractor and civic officials concerned.

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