Chhindwara inferno: MP CM announces Rs. 4 lakh as ex gratia

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India]: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 4 lakh for the next of kin of those killed in Chhindwara fire.

At least, 14 people were killed in the fire that broke out at a ration store in Madhya Pradesh’s Chhindwara district earlier today.

Three persons are believed to be in a critical condition.

The fire is under control now.

Yesterday, a similar inferno was reported from Ranipura in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore.

At least seven people were killed after a major fire broke out at a firecracker factory there.

The police said a cylinder had burst in the godown which had caused the mishap. (ANI)