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Steel Minister announces Rs. 30 lakh compensation to kins of victims of Bhilai Steel Plant accident

Union Minister of Steel, Chaudhary Birender Singh, reached Bhilai October 10  morning and directly reached the hospital to enquire about the treatment being given and condition of those injured in yesterday’s fire incident. The Minister also interacted with their family members. 

The Minister announced compensation of Rs. 30 lakh each to the families of those who lost their lives in the accident, Rs. 15 lakh each for those who have serious injuries and Rs. 2 lakh each for those with minor injuries.

The families of the deceased will receive statutory compensation ranging from Rs. 33 to 90 lakh in addition to the compensation announced by the Minister.

 Steel Minister also directed SAIL to provide employment to the next of kin who died in the accident and free education to be given to children up to graduation level.

 Three more employees have succumbed to their injuries taking the total death toll to twelve. Ten persons continue to receive treatment in the burns ward of Bhilai Steel Plant Hospital and one person is admitted in the ICU in critical condition.

 Steel Minister held an internal meeting of SAIL officials after his visit to the hospital and directed that one senior official of Bhilai Steel Plant be made responsible for all rehabilitation measures to the families of those who have lost their lives and those who are injured and to ensure that all payments are made promptly.

Two senior officials of Bhilai Steel Plant have been suspended and CEO of Bhilai Steel Plant has been divested of his duties for the occurrence of the accident.
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