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Posted at: Feb 10, 2019, 7:47 AM; last updated: Feb 10, 2019, 7:47 AM (IST)

Rs 5-lakh ex gratia for families of avalanche victims

Jammu, February 9 (PTI)

The administration on Saturday announced Rs 5-lakh ex gratia to each of the kin of the 13 persons who lost their lives in the recent incidents of avalanche and shooting stones.

Governor Satya Pal Malik expressed condolences to the families of the deceased. He lauded the efforts of the rescue teams and local volunteers in search operations.

“The government has, on the directions of Governor Satya Pal Malik, announced ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each to the next of kin of those killed in snow avalanches and shooting of stones incidents at various places across the state during the recent snowfall,” an official spokesman said. — PTI

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