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Modi expresses grief, announces ex gratia for victims of Patna Dussehra stampede.

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
New Delhi, Oct 3 :

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday condoled the death of the people who died in a stampede after the burning of the Ravana effigy in Patna.

“The stampede in Patna is deeply saddening. I spoke to the Bihar CM about the situation,” Modi tweeted.

“My condolences to the families of those who lost their lives and prayers with the injured,” he added.

He announced an ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh for each of those killed and Rs 50,000 for those who have been badly injured in the stampede.

The PM also spoke with the Bihar chief minister after the incident.