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Railway minister Suresh Prabhu announces ex-gratia for Kalinga Utkal Express accident victims

Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 3.5 lakh for the kin of those who died in the Kalinga Utkal Express train accident near Khatauli in Muzaffarnagar.

india Updated: Aug 20, 2017 00:46 IST
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Passengers of the Hridwar-Puri Utkal express, which got derailed near Muzaffarnagar, undergoing treatment at a hospital in Meerut on Saturday.(PTI)

Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 3.5 lakh for the kin of those who died in the train accident near Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh. (Live Updates)

“Ex-gratia of Rs 3.5 lakh for those who lost their lives, Rs 50 thousand for seriously injured,” Prabhu said in a tweet.

He also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 25,000 for people with minor injuries “in the unfortunate accident”.

More than 20 persons died and around 70 were injured, some critically, when 10 coaches of the Haridwar-bound Kalinga Utkal Express derailed at Khatauli, 24 km from Muzaffarnagar in western Uttar Pradesh on Saturday evening.

First Published: Aug 19, 2017 21:57 IST