Rs 4 lakh ex-gratia each for next of kin of 2 deceased students

*        CM, Guv mourns deaths

ITANAGAR, July 12: Expressing deep shock over the nature’s wrath claiming two precious lives of students of Namstering Govt residential School, Namstering village under Dudunghar circle in Lumla area of Tawang district, in the wee hours of Thursday, Chief Minister Pema Khandu announced immediate release of ex-gratia of Rs. 4 lakh each to next of kin of the deceased.

The deceased have been identified as Rinchin Lhamu, class-V and Genden Wangmu, class-VI, both 10-year-old.

Conveying his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members, Khandu prayed for early recovery of those recuperating in the hospitals. He said that the State and its people are with the victims during this trying time.

Assuring all possible support of the GoAP, Khandu asked district administration and the disaster management department to continuously monitor the situation and directed chief secretary to personally monitor the situation and shift people from vulnerable areas to safer places. He also issued directives to all DCs to keep strict vigil and remain prepared during the monsoon to tackle the catastrophe and avoid human casualties and damages.

Conveying his heartfelt condolences to bereaved families, Governor Brig. (Retd) B.D. Mishra exhorted the people to take precautionary steps to protect themselves from natural calamities. He asked administrative heads, school authorities, health and police departments to be vigilant and prompt in extending help people vulnerable to calamities and disaster. Advocating more awareness, he advised the GoAP to take adequate steps to prevent loss of human lives. (PROs)


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