Bridge collapse: Sikkim CM announces compensation

Last Updated: Monday, October 24, 2011 - 22:16

Bagdogra (WB): Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan
Chamling on Monday announced a compensation of Rs 1 lakh each to
the family of the deceased and Rs 25,000 for those who were
injured in bridge collapse incident in Darjeeling district in
West Bengal that claimed 34 lives.

Chamling told this to reporters after a brief meeting with
his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee at the airport
here.

The Sikkim Chief Minister said his state was ready to
assist West Bengal in all possible ways "in return for what
the Chief Minister of West Bengal had done for the September
18 Sikkim earthquake victims."

Chamling said his state was grateful to the West Bengal
Chief Minister for standing by the people of Sikkim at their
hour of crisis.

PTI



First Published: Monday, October 24, 2011 - 22:16

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