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Compensation for families of poll staff killed in Jharkhand

Saturday, 26 April 2014 - 7:55pm IST | Place: Ranchi | Agency: IANS

The families of eight people, who were killed in a landmine blast in Jharkhand's Dumka district Thursday on their way back from a polling booth, would get Rs 20 lakh each as compensation, an official statement said.

"The kin of five security personnel and three polling staff killed during election duty April 24 will be given Rs 20 lakh each. The district administration has sent a proposal in this regard," the district authorities said in the statement Saturday.

Five people were also injured in the attack when the bus they were travelling in hit a landmine planted by the Maoists.

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