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Rs 10 lakh compensation for kin of blast victims

Government announces a compensation of Rs 10 lakh each for the next of kin of those killed in train blast.

india Updated: Feb 20, 2007 00:15 IST

Governmenton Mondayannounced a compensation of Rs10 lakh each for the next of kin of those killed in the explosions on trans-border Samjhauta Express.

The announcement was made by Railways Minister Lalu Prasad after he visited the Bhimsen Sachar Civil Hospital, Panipatin Panipatwhere the 13 injured in the blasts were initially brought for treatment.

While a Pakistani national Qamruddin (60), a resident of Multan, is being treated at this hospital for minor burn injuries, the remaining 12 injured who suffered around 40 per cent burns have been taken to Delhi.

Prasad also announced that the Railway Ministry would give jobs to one family member of each Indian killed in the blasts.

A relief of Rs 50,000 will be given to those injured in the blasts.

The bodies of those killed in the explosions, many of which were charred beyond recognition, have also been brought to the hospital, which is around 12 km from the spot where the train had come to a halton Sundaynight.

First Published: Feb 19, 2007 14:14 IST