Rs 1 lakh compensation for injured passengers from Karna

Karnataka government today announced a compensation of Rs one lakh each to families of passengers from the state killed in train mishap at Penukonda in Andhra Pradesh.
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Updated on May 23, 2012 02:17 PM IST
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PTI | By HT Correspondent, Bangalore

Karnataka government today announced a compensation of Rs one lakh each to families of passengers from the state killed in train mishap at Penukonda in Andhra Pradesh.

Chief minister DV Sadananda Gowda also announced a compensation of Rs 25,000 to each of those injured.

The state has also deputed a team led by minister of textiles Varthur Prakash to the accident spot to assist those affected, Gowda said in a release.

The accident took place at 3.15 am when the Bangalore bound Hampi Express apparently overshot a signal and collided with a stationary goods train at Penukonda station in Anantpur district of Andhra Pradesh, killing 14 people and injuring 35 others.

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