Bihar boat tragedy: PM Modi announces 2 lakh each for victim’s kin


New Delhi, Jan 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced Rs 2 lakh from Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF) to the kin of those who died in Patna boat tragedy.

Prime Minister expressed his grief and paid condolences, he also announced 50,000 Rs for the people who got critically injured.

The incident left 25 people dead when two boats went upside down in Ganga river near NIT ghat at Patna in Bihar on Saturday. Around 50 people were returning after celebrating Kite festival on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. NDRF and SDRF teams have been pressed into relief and rescue operations.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has ordered an inquiry into the incident. A three-member inquiry team has been constituted headed by Principal Secretary of State Disaster Department Pratya Amrit.

The state government has also announced rupees four lakh to the family of each of the deceased.

Wefornews Bureau

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