Natural calamity State hands over ex gratia worth Rs 2L each to next of kin of 32 lightning strike victims

  • | Friday | 11th June, 2021

Kolkata: The state government has handed over cheques worth Rs 2 lakh each to the next of kin of 32 people who were killed due to lightning. At least 32 people were killed in South Bengal districts after they were struck by lightning on Monday and Tuesday. Nine of the victims were from Murshidabad, 11 from Hooghly, two each from West Midnapore, East Midnapore, Bankura and one from Nadia. All India general secretary of Trinamool Congress Abhishek Banerjee visited victims' houses on Wednesday and Thursday and said that he would stand by the side of the families. The Centre has also announced giving Rs 2 lakh each to next of the kin of the victims.

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