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10 days after Uri cylinder blast, Governor expresses grief over 4 deaths

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Provides ex-gratia relief of Rs. 8 lakh to the family, announces free treatment for injured in AIIMS
Srinagar: Governor Satya Pal Malik on Thursday expressed grief over the tragic deaths of mother and three daughters due to a gas cylinder blast inside their house at Uri in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on May 4.
After battling for life Parveena Akhter and her daughter succumbed to injuries at SKIMS here on June 2 while two others daughters died at the tertiary care hospital on following day—June 3.
According to an official statement issued here today, Governor prayed for peace to the departed souls and strength to the bereaved family in its hour of grief. He also wished speedy recovery to the injured persons undergoing treatment.
“On the directions of Governor, Deputy Commissioner Baramulla has given an ex-gratia relief of Rs. 8 lakh to the Head of the family and Rs. 50,000 in cash for the medical treatment of those injured,” the statement reads.
Further, it said, on Governor’s directions, Baseer Ahmed Khan, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir has sponsored two injured children of the family for free treatment at the AIIMS, New Delhi, with free air tickets from Srinagar to Delhi for them and their attendants and two critical care ambulances have been arranged for safe shifting of patients in Srinagar and Delhi.


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