Rly Min announces compensation for Howrah-Dehradun mishap

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New Delhi, Nov 22: Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Tuesday (today) announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh for the family members of the victims who died in the fire mishap occurred in the Howrah-Dehradun Express.

Dinesh claimed that the other passengers who were injured in the B-1 and B-2 AC coaches will get Rs 25000 as an immediate financial assistance for the inconvenience caused due to the fire.

The fire which broke out around 3 am in the B-1 AC coach immediately spread to B-2 AC coach and killed seven passengers out of 128 passengers in the two coaches. The fire was spotted between Gomo and Nimiaghat railway stations.

Dhanbad DRM and a railway medical team have made medical arrangements for the stranded passengers on the site.

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