Kejriwal announces compensation to families of deceased sanitation workers

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New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday announced financial assistance of Rs 10 lakh to the families of each of the three sanitation employees who died while cleaning a gutter here. He also promised a government job to one family member.

The three sanitation workers died on Sunday after inhaling toxic gases while cleaning a gutter in Lajpat Nagar.

The Chief Minister met the family members of the deceased and announced the compensation.

“A financial assistance of Rs 10 lakh shall be granted to the affected families. One family member of each of the victims would be given a government job,” he told media.

“I have ordered a probe. Those guilty will not be spared and punished under the law.”

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He said that a high powered committee would examine why such incidents were happening and required action would be taken to check them.



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