PM Modi announces ex-gratia of 2 lakh for those killed in Kolkata fire

A compensation of 50,000 can be given to the ones severely injured, PMO stated hours after a big hearthplace engulfed a high-upward push constructing of the Eastern Railway at Kolkata’s Strand Road.

The Centre on Tuesday accepted an ex-gratia of 2 lakh every from Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund for the subsequent of family of these who’ve misplaced their lives because of the tragic hearthplace in Kolkata, Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) stated.

A repayment of 50,000 can be given to the ones severely injured, PMO stated hours after a big hearthplace engulfed a high-upward push constructing of the Eastern Railway at Kolkata’s Strand Road.
“Saddened via way of means of the lack of lives because of the hearthplace tragedy in Kolkata. In this hour of sadness, my mind are with the bereaved households. May the injured get better on the earliest,” PM Modi stated in a tweet on Tuesday morning.

Nine human beings together with 4 hearthplace fighters, one Railway Protection Force personnel, an assistant sub-inspector of the Kolkata Police and one unidentified individual died at the same time as preventing a big blaze, hearthplace provider minister Sujit Bose stated past due Monday night.
The hearthplace had damaged out on the thirteenth ground of the Eastern Railway’s workplace withinside the evening.

Two extra our bodies had been located inner a 2d elevator, hearthplace brigade officers stated past due on Monday night. The our bodies couldn’t be recognized. It become suspected that certainly considered one among them might be the Eastern Railway’s deputy leader business supervisor Partha Sarathi Mondal who were lacking when you consider that evening.

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee had additionally introduced repayment and supplied help from the kingdom authorities.

“Money can not catch up on lack of lifestyles however the kingdom authorities will stand via way of means of those familes. Each own circle of relatives can be given a task and ₹10 lakh,” she stated.
Stating that she failed to need to politicise the issue, Mamata stated that Railway officers hadn’t arrived yet. “You can see that no railway legitimate has come right here so far. It is their assets and that they have a responsibility,” she stated.
“We must constantly be careful. During a hearthplace we must now no longer use elevators. I am certain people who went up had been professionals of their field. Probably they desired to paintings fast. This is unfortunate,” stated the leader minister.

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“Railways have their hearthplace-preventing group too. What occurred to that? It’s our guys who did all of the paintings. Not all people who died stay in Kolkata. One of them stay in Baranagar in north Kolkata, I become told. The households had been informed. They are coming,” stated the leader minister.

Banerjee left the spot at 12.10 am. She additionally went to SSKM sanatorium to inquire approximately the injured.

“It is tough to pick out the our bodies due to the fact all are badly charred. Two or 3 of the deceased may be recognized via way of means of their colleagues. The publish mortem examination, that is mandatory, may be accomplished this night however how are we able to hand the our bodies to the households with out identification?” Banerjee stated at SSKM sanatorium wherein the seven our bodies had been taken.

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