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Rs 5 lakh compensation for kin of the dead in Panki mishap

Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday announced Rs five lakh as compensation for the next of kin of those killed in the train mishap at Panki near Kanpur.

delhi Updated: Jan 02, 2010 19:19 IST

Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday announced Rs five lakh as compensation for the next of kin of those killed in the train mishap at Panki near Kanpur.

Passengers who have suffered serious injuries would get Rs one lakh as compensation, while those with minor injuries would receive Rs 10,000 each, officials said.

The Gorakhpur-bound Gorakhdham Express rammed into the Delhi-Allahabad Prayagraj Express at Panki, about 25 km from Kanpur, in dense fog this morning.

Banerjee also ordered an inquiry to be conducted by Commissioner, Railway Safety, K K Bajpai into the accident.

Railway Board Member (Mechanical) Pravin Kumar, Member (Electrical) Sudesh Kumar and Director General Railway Health Services V K Ramteke have rushed to the accident site to oversee rescue efforts.