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PM announces ex-gratia for Arunachal fire victims

Last Updated: Saturday, February 13, 2010 - 17:50

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday announced an ex-gratia of Rs two lakh each to families
of the students who were killed and Rs one lakh each to those
seriously injured in a fire in a hostel in Kurung Kumey
district of Arunachal Pradesh last week.

The amount from the Prime Minister`s National Relief
Fund would be given to the family members of 14 students who
were burnt to death and ten others seriously injured in the
fire, PMO sources said.

The students of Holy Angel Don Bosco School, including
some girls, were killed after a fire swept through a hostel
made of bamboo at Palin area of the district on Thursday last.


First Published: Saturday, February 13, 2010 - 17:50

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