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CM Jagan announces compensation for kin of deceased in the boat tragedy

16-09-201916-09-2019 17:23:10 IST
2019-09-16T11:53:10.495Z16-09-2019 2019-09-16T11:53:05.418Z - - 08-04-2020

CM Jagan announces compensation for kin of deceased in the boat tragedy
Andhra Pradesh's Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy expressed his deep condolences over the tragic boat incident that stirred the entire state and directed the officials to carry out rescue operations. The CM has ordered the state officials to seek help of NDRF teams, besides pressing into service Navy and ONGC helicopters in the rescue operations. 

CM Jagan has also announced  ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh each for the families of the deceased and directed all the available Ministers in the district to rush to the scene and supervise the rescue work. Jagan sent orders to the concerning officials to suspend all boating services in the region right away. 

Based on several reports being published, the Chief Minister asked the officials to check for the licence of the boats and whether adequate training was given to the staff or not. He ordered the district authorities to prepare a full-fledged report on the incident and directed framing of safety guidelines by an experts committee.


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