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Mamata orders inquiry into Rly station stampede

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May 16, 2010 17:51 IST
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Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday ordered an enquiry into the stampede at New Delhi Railway Station which claimed two lives and announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh to the next of kin of the deceased.

Banerjee, who is in Kolkata, instructed officials to ensure that strict action is taken against those responsible for the stampede which took place this afternoon, a senior Railway Ministry official said.

She announced Rs 2 lakh compensation to the next of kin of the deceased, besides Rs 50,000 for those grievously injured. Railways will pay Rs 15,000 to those who suffered minor injuries in the incident, the official said.
 

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