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Kolkata: Metro Railway authorities on Tuesday handed over compensation to eight out of the 12 injured in the fire incident in a train on 27 December.

The remaining four will be paid the compensation later as they were out of Kolkata today.

As many as 12 passengers had suffered hospitable injuries after the fire in a Metro train in the underground tunnel between Rabindra Sadan and Maidan stations.

They were admitted to SSKM Hospital.

A team led by Metro Railway’s chief medical officer visited them subsequently and, going by railway medical manual, ascertained that five passengers have suffered grievous injuries and, seven have suffered simple injuries.

Accordingly, the five with grievous injuries were today paid an ex-gratia payment of Rs 25,000 each. Three among those having suffered simple injuries have been paid Rs 5,000 each.

It may be mentioned that the Commissioner of Railway Safety is conducting a probe into the 27 December train fire to fix responsibility and find out whether Metro authorities started the rescue operation by a delay.

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