The railway authorities on Sunday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 15,000 each to the family of two passengers who died after being thrown out of Banglore-Guwahati train in Jalpaigudi district of West Bengal.

The kin of the passengers who were residents of Hailakandi district in Assam will be given an ex-gratia of Rs 15,000 each, Divisional Commercial Officer (DCM) of Katihar Division of East Central Railway B K Mishra said.

Four grievously injured passengers all having confirmed tickets for journey up to Guwahati will get an ex-gratia of Rs 5,000 each, he said.

The seven other passengers, who sustained minor injuries after they were thrown out of the train by unidentified persons, will get an ex-gratia of Rs 500 each, Mishra said.

The injured persons are undergoing treatment at the North Bengal Medical College at Siliguri, officials said.

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