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Rs 10 lakh compensation for victims of train blast

Source: PTI
February 19, 2007 15:09 IST
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The government on Monday announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh each for the next of kin of those killed in the explosion on the trans-border Samjhauta Express.

The announcement was made by Railways Minister Lalu Prasad after he visited the Bhimsen Sachar Civil Hospital in Panipat where the 13 injured in the blasts were initially brought for treatment.

While a Pakistani national Qamruddin (60), a resident of Multan, is being treated at this hospital for minor burn injuries, the remaining 12 injured who suffered around 40 per cent burns have been taken to Delhi.

Prasad also announced that the railway ministry would give jobs to one family member of each Indian killed in the blasts. Rs 50,000 will be given to those injured.

The bodies of those killed in the explosions, many of which were charred beyond recognition, have also been brought to the hospital, which is around 12 km from the spot where the train stopped on Sunday night.

Coverage: Blast on the Samjhauta Express

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