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Gujarat govt announces Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia for Modasa blast victims

September 30, 2008 15:05 IST

The Gujarat government has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh for relatives of those killed in the blast which rocked Modasa town in Sabarkantha district late on Monday night.

According to sources in the chief minister's office, the entire cost of treatment of those injured in the blast that took place in Suka Bazar area of Modasa town will be borne by the government.

A 15-year-old boy was killed and 10 others were injured in the low-intensity blast in a densely-populated area, ahead of the Navratri festival that begins on Tuesday and Id on Thursday.

Minister of state for home, Amit Shah and education minister, Raman Vora,visited the blast site and met the victims in the hospital on Monday night.




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