Kanpur train tragedy: Rail Minister announces Rs. 3.5 lakh compensation for victims

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Kanpur, Nov 20 (ANI): Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 3.5 lakh for the family of deceased killed in the Kanpur train mishap. Rs. 50, 000 has been announced for the seriously injured and Rs 25, 000 for the victims with minor injuries. Till now 95 people have been reported dead and over 150 have been injured. The Uttar Pradesh government has announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 5 lakh for the kin of deceased and PM Modi also announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each for next of kin of deceased and Rs. 50,000 for seriously injured. The Indian Railways has listed the coach numbers which were derailed. 14 coaches which derailed are seating-cum-luggage rake, GS, GS, A1, B1/2/3, BE, S1/2/3/4/5/6.

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