PM sanctions Rs one lakh for Uttarakhand roof collapse victims

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today expressed grief at the demise of 18 children in a roof collapse in Uttarakhand and sanctioned Rs one lakh each for the kin of the victims.

Last Updated: Aug 18, 2010, 22:35 PM IST

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
today expressed grief at the demise of 18 children in a roof
collapse in Uttarakhand and sanctioned Rs one lakh each for
the kin of the victims.

"The Prime Minister is grieved to learn of the
unfortunate demise of 18 children of a primary school in
Uttarakhand`s Bageshwar district," a PMO statement said.

It said the Prime Minister has sanctioned ex-gratia
assistance of Rs one lakh each for the kin of the deceased and
Rs 50,000 each in case of seriously injured from the PM`s
National Relief Fund.

The mishap occurred in Kapkot area of Bageshwar district
this morning following heavy rains.

-PTI