Andhra Pradesh government announces Rs. 6 lakh compensation for blast victims

Andhra Pradesh government announces Rs. 6 lakh compensation for blast victims

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After the deadly twin blasts in Hyderabad on February 22, 2013, the government of Andhra Pradesh has announced a compensation of Rs. 6 lakh to each to those who suffer from permanent disability. The blasts occurred in Dilsukhnagar and killed about 16 people and has left more than 100 injured.

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On the other hand, the state government had already announced an ex-gratia payment of Rs. 6 lakh each to the relatives of those who have been killed in the blasts. Chief Minister N Kiran Reddy, while talking to the reporters after a meeting with a group of ministers said that 117 injured people are undergoing treatment in various hospitals in the city.

Reports say that the condition of four people is critical and the government would bear the entire expenses of all who have been injured. The government has strongly criticised the blasts in the city and have extended sympathies to the families of the victims.

The city of Hyderabad was rocked by twin blasts on February 21, 2013 which claimed several lives. Reports say that the blasts was revenge of Afzal Guru’s hanging in Tihar Jail. Guru was a militant from the Kashmir valley and was hung due to his involvement in the Parliament attacks that took place in India in 2001.