rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » News » Blast case: Rs6 lakh compensation for permanently disabled

Blast case: Rs6 lakh compensation for permanently disabled

February 22, 2013 18:02 IST

The Andhra Pradesh government on Friday announced a compensation of Rs 6 lakh each to those who suffered permanent disability in the twin bomb blasts at Dilsukhnagar in Hyderabad, which claimed 16 lives and left over 100 injured.

The state government had already announced an ex-gratia payment of Rs 6 lakh each to the kin of those killed in the blasts on Thursday.

Talking to reporters after a meeting Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy held with a group of ministers on Friday afternoon, state Information and Public Relations Minister D K Aruna said 117 injured people were undergoing treatment in various hospitals in the city.

Condition of four of the injured was critical, she said.

"The government would bear the entire medical expenditure of all the injured," she added.

The government, while strongly condemning the bomb blasts, extended sympathies to the bereaved families.

It also thanked the central government for responding immediately to the terror attack.

© Copyright 2014 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.