Yogi Adityanath announces ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakhs for victims of Chandauli, Sonbhadra mishaps


LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday expressed his condolences over the Chandauli boat mishap and the Sonbhadra stone mine accident.

"The Chief Minister has expressed deepest condolences over the death of the people in Sonbhadra stone mine incident and Chandauli boat capsize incident," CMO Office tweeted.

The CMO also stated that the state government will provide compensation to the families who have suffered a loss in both incidents.

"The government will give Rs 4 lakhs each to the kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to those injured in Sonbhadra stone mine incident. In Chandauli boat capsize incident, a compensation of Rs 4 lakhs to be given to families of those who have lost their lives," another tweet said.

A major search operation is on for those who went missing after a boat capsized in the Ganga river near Mahuji village in Chandauli district on Saturday.

According to the media reports, the mishap took place as it was ferrying 40 people that is 20 more than the boat capacity.

As many as 12 people are missing. The passengers on the capsized boat were mostly women and children.

A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) had been roped in by the administration for the rescue operation, which has been underway for the past 12 hours.

Media reports stated that the people on board were returning home from Ghazipur when the incident took place. 
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