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Odisha train derailment: Centre announces Rs 5 lakhs ex-gratia to bereaved family

Bhubaneswar: Union Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakhs to the kin of those who have lost their lives during an goods train derailment at Korai station under East Coast Railway in Jajpur district.

Ashwini Vaishnaw announced also Rs 2 lakhs compensation for critically injured whereas, Rs 25 thousand for people with minor injuries.

Earlier in the day, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also promised an ex-gratia to the bereaved family of the two victims who died in the accident.

” Odisha CM conveys his deep sympathy to the bereaved families and announces ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakhs each to next of kin of the victims of Korai goods train derailment. He has directed the admin to expedite rescue operation and provide adequate treatment for the injured,” said the Chief Minister’s Office.

“The CM has asked minister Pramila Malik to visit the spot and take stock of the situation,” CMO added.

As many as two people died on Monday when a goods train derailed at Korai station around 6:45 A.M on November 21.

As per media reports, many others have been injured in the accident while, the station building was damaged.

Following the incident, both rail lines were blocked. Railway officials rushed to the site along with the rescue teams.

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