New Delhi: Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan paid homage to victims of the Nepal earthquake and the Kolkata flyover collapse on Monday.
The lower house observed a silence for two minutes in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the devastating earthquake of April 25, 2015 and flyover collapse on March 21, 2016.
The biggest quake in the region in the last eight decades left nearly 9,000 people dead, more than 22,000 injured and three quarters of a million families homeless on this day last year.
More than 800,000 houses were destroyed, mostly in the Hills, due to the tremors.
At least 26 people were killed while 89 others were injured after the flyover collapsed near Girish Park in Kolkata.