Parliament condoles death of people in terror attacks, earthquakes
New Delhi, Apr 2: Parliament on Monday expressed grief over the death of hundreds of people in recent terror attacks and natural calamities worldwide as well as due to explosion of fire crackers at a temple in Kerala.
Lok Sabha also condoled the death of many people due to the collapse of an under-construction flyover in Kolkata, landslide in Arunachal Pradesh, bus accident in Odisha and killing of CRPF personnel in Chattisgarh. Recent earthquakes in Ecuador and Japan have also claimed many lives.
"We strongly condemn the barbaric terrorist attacks," Mahajan said while expressing anguish over killing of people in the terror attacks in Brussels, Belgium on March 22.
One Indian was also killed and two others injured in the incident. "The House reiterates its call to the global community to unitedly combat and eliminate the scourge of terrorism," she said.
Mahajan expressed "profound sorrow on the heinous terrorist attacks, all natural calamities and also on the tragic accidents which have brought pain and suffering to the bereaved families".
Lok Sabha also condoled the passing away of four former members. As a mark of respect to the departed, both Houses stood in silence for a while.