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Compensation announced for Delhi fire victims

Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday announced a compensation of Rs two lakh each to the next of kin of those killed in the fire at a transgender meet in New Delhi.

delhi Updated: Nov 21, 2011 15:58 IST
PTI

Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday announced a compensation of Rs two lakh each to the next of kin of those killed in the fire at a transgender meet in New Delhi.

The seriously injured will get Rs 50,000 each while those who have sustained minor injuries will get Rs 5000 each.

Dikshit made the announcement after visiting the injured at the GTB Hospital along with health minister A K Walia.

Dikshit also directed the hospital administration to take proper care of the injured.

Fourteen eunuchs were killed and over 40 others injured last night when a major fire swept through the community hall in Nand Nagri where the congregation of the community was taking place.

First Published: Nov 21, 2011 12:33 IST