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Centre, Delhi Govt announce compensation to blast victims

Centre and Delhi government on Wednesday announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh and Rs 2 lakh respectively to the next of the kin of those killed in the blast outside the Delhi high court.

delhi Updated: Sep 07, 2011 22:42 IST

Centre and Delhi government on Wednesday announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh and Rs 2 lakh respectively to the next of the kin of those killed in the blast outside the Delhi high court.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh to the next of kin of those killed and Rs one lakh to the injured in the blast.

Chief minister Sheila Dikshit, after visiting the injured in the RML hospital, announced compensation of Rs 4 lakh each to the families of those killed in the blast while those permanently incapacitated will get Rs 2 lakh.

Dikshit said those seriously injured in the blast will get Rs one lakh while in case of any death of minor, the family will get Rs 1.5 lakh.

People who received minor injuries in the blast will be given Rs 10,000.

The Chief minister also instructed the hospital to provide best medical care and treatment to the injured and directed the health department to ensure free treatment of all injured.

Terming the incident as "a terrible tragedy" Dikshit said Delhi government will provide all possible support to victims of the blast. "This kind of cowardly act must be harshly condemned by one and all."

Officials said the next of kin of the deceased and injured persons should contact Divisional Commissioner of Revenue Dharmendra Kumar at his office in 5 Sham Nath Marg in Civil Lines to get the compensation from the city government.

They said the amount will be released at the earliest.

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