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Guv announces exgratia for Amarnath pilgrims killed in accidents

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

N N today announced an ex-gratia of Rs three lakh each to the next of kin of eight pilgrims, who died in various accidents during the

While five pilgrims were killed after being hit by shooting stones on Baltal holy cave route, three others died in road accidents.

The governor, who is also of the (SASB), announced the relief during a review meeting held with of the

Narula informed the that the SASB has given Rs 24 lakh as ex-gratia and spent Rs 5 lakh as to take the mortal remains of the pilgrims to their home towns along with one attendant till July 11.

Expressing grief over the deaths, the conveyed his condolences to the bereaved families and issued instructions to the to provide immediate relief of Rs three lakh to the next of kin every pilgrim who lost his life.

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 21:30 IST
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