Rs 5 lakh aid for kin of Pulgaon fire victims

Mumbai, June 1: Maharashtra government has decided to give a financial aid of Rs 5 lakh each to the kin of the deceased and Rs 1 lakh each to the injured in the yesterday's Pulgaon Central Ammunition Depot fire incident.

The toll in the devastating fire rose to 19 today. State Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar, who is also Guardian Minister of Wardha district where the depot is located, has given direction to carry out inspection of damage caused to the houses and other properties in the adjoining villages in the blasts which followed the fire.


He has also directed the civil surgeons to conduct health camps in the affected villages, official sources said.


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