PM Modi expresses grief over blaze at firecracker factory in Tamil Nadu; approves ex-gratia

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief over fire at a firecracker factory in Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu and approved ex-gratia for the victims.

In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister said, “Fire at a firecracker factory in Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu is saddening. In this hour of grief, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. I hope those injured recover soon. Authorities are working on the ground to assist those affected.

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An ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each has been approved from PMNRF for the next of kin of those who have lost their lives due to a fire in Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu. Rs. 50,000 would be given to those seriously injured.”

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As many as 11 persons have died in the massive blaze at a firecracker factory in Virudhunagar so far and the count could go up, said officials concerned.

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