PM Modi condoles Hathras stampede deaths, announces ex-gratia

New Delhi, July 2 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed grief over the incidence of stampede in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh, in which around 60 people have died.

Modi also announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh for the next of kin of each deceased and Rs 50,000 for each of the injured.

“I express my condolences to those who lost their lives in this accident. I wish for the speedy recovery of all the injured. The administration is engaged in relief and rescue work under the supervision of the state government” he said in parliament.

The Prime Minister said, “Senior officials of the central government are in constant touch with the Uttar Pradesh government. I assure everyone through this House that the victims will be helped in every way.”

The stampede happened during the conclusion of a ‘Satsang’ at Phulrai village in Hathras of Uttar Pradesh.

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