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Sewer deaths: Compensation cheques paid to victims' families

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government has handed over compensation cheque of Rs 10 lakh each to the families of the three sanitation workers who had died while cleaning a sewer pipe in Lajpat Nagar, an official said on Saturday.

Earlier this month, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had announced the compensation after meeting the family members of the victims – Joginder (32), Annu (28) and Mohan (25).
"On the chief minister's direction, the compensation cheques have been given to the families," said a senior government official.
The Chief Minister had also announced job to a member of the families of the deceased.
Kejriwal had said that a high-level committee would be constituted to prevent such incidents in the city.

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