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Wednesday 06 Dec 2017 01.04 PM

Ockhi: Rs 20 lakh compensation to kin of the deceased

Cyclone Ockhi compensation, Kin

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Government on Wednesday announced a special package for the victims of cyclone Ockhi.

In a cabinet meeting, the government decided to give Rs 20 lakh as grant for the families of the people who died in the disaster. The government also announced a compensation of five lakhs to the injured people.

A committee headed by the Chief Secretary has been formed to ensure that all the cyclone affected families gets the benefit of the package. However, the government asserted that it had not received advance warnings on the arrival of cyclone Ockhi.

The meteorological department informed on November 30 that a low pressure will intensify into a depression, but there was no mention about a cyclone, he added.

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