'Compensation money for train blaze victims'


RAHIM YAR KHAN: Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid on Thursday has announced compensation money for the bereaved families of the victims of Tezgam Express blaze incident in Rahim Yar Khan.
In a statement, the minister said that the government has announced to give Rs1.5 million to the deceased of the mishap while Rs0.5 million will also be handed over to the injured as compensation money. He said that the fire was erupted in train’s economy class by a cylinder blast that occurred in the morning when passengers belonging to a TableeghiJamaat were preparing their breakfast. Many people saved their lives by jumping off the train, he added. He said that bogies severely damaged by the fire have been detached by the rest of the train.–Agencies