PM Modi announces Rs 2 lakh compensation for Bengal stampede victims
Kolkata : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday announced compensation Of Rs 2 lakh to the next of kin of all six women who lost their life during a stampede in West Bengal.
"Saddened by the loss of lives caused by stampede in West Bengal. My thoughts are with the families of the deceased," Modi said. He announced Rs 50,000 for those injured in the stampede.
Six pilgrims suffocated to death during a mad rush to board a vessel from the crowded jetty on their way home from the Gangasagar fair on Sunday after taking the holy dip.