Dhanbad Fire: At least 14 killed, PM Modi announces 2-lakh ex-gratia for kin of dead

As many as 14 people were injured in the blaze that erupted at 6 pm on the second floor of

Published on Feb 01, 2023 10:04 AM IST 7 Photos

At least 14 people, including women and children, died in a massive fire that broke out in an apartment in Dhanbad on Tuesday evening. Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the loss of lives in the devastating fire and announced an ex-gratia of 2 lakh for the next-of-kin of the dead. (PTI)

Firefighters douse a fire that broke out at Ashirwad Tower of Joraphatak area in Dhanbad.(ANI)

As many as 14 people died and 12 others were injured after a fire broke out in the Dhanbad apartment. (PTI)


"An ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh from PMNRF would be given to the next of kin of each deceased in the fire in Dhanbad. The injured would be given Rs. 50,000," the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) tweeted. (ANI)

Earlier, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren expressed his condolences over the death of 14 persons in the major fire in Dhanbad's Ashirwad Tower Apartment. (ANI)