The Railway authorities today announced an ex-gratia of Rs 15,000 each to the family of two passengers who died after being thrown out of a Bangalore-Guwahati train in Jalpaigudi district of West Bengal.

The kin of the passengers who were residents of Hailakandi district in Assam will be given an ex-gratia of Rs 15,000 each, Divisional Commercial Officer (DCM) of Katihar Division of North East Frontier Railway B. K. Mishra said.

Four grievously injured passengers all having confirmed tickets for journey up to Guwahati will get an ex-gratia of Rs 5,000 each, he said.

The seven other passengers, who sustained minor injuries after they were thrown out of the train by unidentified persons, will get an ex-gratia of Rs 500 each, Mishra said.

The injured persons are undergoing treatment at the North Bengal Medical College at Siliguri, officials said.

(This article was published on August 20, 2012)
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