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Train mishap: Saviour village gets special grant

December 15, 2004 14:33 IST
Last Updated: December 15, 2004 14:47 IST

Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Wednesday announced in the state assembly a special development grant of Rs 10 lakh for Harsa-Mansar village in recognition of the service rendered by its inhabitants in the aftermath of the Mukerian train accident on Tuesday.

Thirty-eight people were killed and over 50 injured when the Ahmedabad-bound Jammu Tawi Express collided with a local train near Mansar.

The residents of the village in Hoshiarpur district carrying iron rods, axes, ropes and other material rescued scores of injured passengers.

Correcting his statement on the death toll made in the House on Tuesday, the chief minister said, "The death toll is 37 and its not 50 as I [had] said."

He said all the dead and injured were evacuated and shifted to various hospitals. "The cause of the accident is apparently human error," he added.

The chief minister, along with Assembly Speaker Kewal Krishan and Health Minister Romesh Chand Dogra, had visited the accident spot on Tuesday.

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Number of User Comments: 3

Sub: giving money is not the solution

giving money to the victime is not a solution.we have to take care about the falt which leads to such type of massacare

Posted by M.A.Mondal

Sub: Good Step...

Its good news....I am happy to hear this.Also, I hope people in rest of India will take it as an example...particulary people from UP(my native ...

Posted by Vijay Kumar Dwivedi

Sub: Congrats to Harsa-Mansar village

Its nice to know that humans do care for humans. They should be rewarded, so its satisfying to know about this announcement. (Hope the money ...

Posted by Krushna



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