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PM expresses grief over loss of lives in stampede at Rajghat Bridge near Varanasi

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PM expresses grief over loss of lives in stampede at Rajghat Bridge near Varanasi
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Sanctions Rs. 2 lakh ex-gratia to next of kin of the deceased
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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the loss of lives and injuries sustained by the persons in the stampede of 15-10-2016 at Rajghat bridge between Varanasi and Chandauli, Uttar Pradesh. .

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Deeply saddened by the loss of lives in the stampede in Varanasi. Condolences to the bereaved families. Prayers with those injured. .

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I have spoken to officials and asked them to ensure all possible help to those affected due to the stampede in Varanasi", the Prime Minister said. .

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Prime Minister has sanctioned an ex-gratia @ Rs.2 lakh each to the next of kin of the persons deceased and @ Rs.50,000/- each to the persons who got seriously injured, from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund. .

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First Published: Sat, October 15 2016. 00:20 IST