PM Sanctions Money for Next of Kin of Those Killed, Injured in Patna Stampede

Published: 03rd October 2014 10:22 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd October 2014 10:22 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: Condoling the loss of lives in the Patna stampede, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today sanctioned an ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to the next of kin of those killed in the incident.           

He also sanctioned Rs 50,000 for each of the critically injured from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund.            

Modi spoke to Bihar Chief Minister Manjhi over telephone this evening and reviewed the situation arising out of the stampede at Gandhi Maidan in Patna.        

32 people, mostly women and children, were killed and several injured in a stampede that broke out this evening at the Gandhi Maidan in the Bihar capital shortly after the Dussehra celebrations there.

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