PM expresses grief over loss of lives in stampede at Rajghat Bridge near Varanasi

Published By : Admin | October 15, 2016 | 14:15 IST
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Sanctions Rs. 2 lakh ex-gratia to the next of kin of deceased
PM Modi condoles loss of lives due to stampede in Varanasi, prays for speedy recovery of the injured
Deeply saddened by the loss of lives in the stampede in Varanasi. Condolences to the bereaved families: PM Modi

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the loss of lives and injuries sustained by the persons in the stampede of 15-10-2016 at Rajghat bridge between Varanasi and Chandauli, Uttar Pradesh.

“Deeply saddened by the loss of lives in the stampede in Varanasi. Condolences to the bereaved families. Prayers with those injured.

I have spoken to officials and asked them to ensure all possible help to those affected due to the stampede in Varanasi”, the Prime Minister said.

Prime Minister has sanctioned an ex-gratia @ Rs.2 lakh each to the next of kin of the persons deceased and @ Rs.50,000/- each to the persons who got seriously injured, from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund.

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