PM announces compensation for victims

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announ-ced compensation of R 2 lakh for the next of kin of the Amarnath pilgrims killed in a bus accident in in Jammu and Kashmir and s 50,000 for those seriously injured.
“PM announced ex gratia of s 2 lakhs for next of kin of those killed & s 50,000 for those seriously injured, in the bus accident in J&K (sic),” the Prime Minister’s Office tweeted.
Meanwhile the Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed pain at the loss of lives of Amarnath Yatris due to a bus accident in Jammu and Kashmir.
“My thoughts are with the families of the deceased,” he said in a tweet.
“I pray that those injured in the bus accident in Jammu and Kashmir recover soon,” Modi said.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today spoke to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on the road mishap that killed Amarnath pilgrims.
“My heart goes out to the families of Amarnath Yatris who lost their loved ones in the bus accident. My prayers are with the injured,” the Home Minister said in a tweet.
He said the Chief Minister has “apprised” him of the ongoing rescue operations. “The injured Amarnath Yatris are being airlifted for treatment in Jammu,” Singh wrote in a micro blogging site. (AGENCIES)