Nitish orders ex-gratia of Rs 1.5 lakh to boat mishap victims

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 21:44

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar
today ordered the state authorities to make available
financial assistance to the tune of Rs 1.5 lakh to dependents
of each of the five persons who lost their lives in boat
mishap in Bihar`s Sitamarhi district yesterday.

Official sources said Kumar, who was camping in New
Delhi, issued the instructions of payment of the financial
assistance worth Rs one lakh from the disaster relief fund and
Rs 50,000 from the CM`s relief fund to families of each of the
deceased.

Five persons had drowned when an overcrowded boat sank in
a river near Barginiya in Sitamarhi district yesterday,
sources said.

Bureau Report



First Published: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 21:44

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