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Meerut inferno: UP award for braveheart Javed

Written by: Staff

Lucknow, Apr 13 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav today announced a cash award of Rs five lakh for Javed, who saved many children during the trade fair fire at Meerut on Monday, but succumbed to his injuries this morning.

Eighteen-year-old Javed died at Delhi Safdarjung hospital after battling for life for three days.

Principal Secretary (Home) S K Aggarwal said Javed sustained burns when he was resciung out people from the burning 'pandal' on the fateful day.

A report from Meerut said Javed had suffered 70 per cent burns.

''We have already forwarded our recommendation to the Central and the state government,'' newly-appointed District Magistrate Mukesh Meshram said in Meerut.

''Puja Srivastava, who also saved many people without fearing for her own life, will also be honoured at the district level,'' he added. Puja is currently undergoing treatment at a Meerut nursing home.


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