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Celebrations to mark 1st anniversary of UPA II postponed

May 22, 2010

PM Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi expressed grief and sorrow over the tragic air accident in Mangalore on Saturday and as a mark of respect to those who perished in the tragedy postponed the function to mark the completion of the first year of UPA-II at PM’s residence in New Delhi this evening.

In a message, both wished speedy recovery to those injured.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh while condoling the loss of lives in the Air India Express flight crash in Mangalore announced a financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh each for the families of those killed.

The Prime Minister has also announced a compensation of Rs 50,000 each to those injured in the crash from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund.

Singh spoke to Home Minister P Chidambaram and Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel, who briefed him on the ongoing rescue operations being carried out at the Mangalore airport.

An Air India Express flight from Dubai with 173 on board crashed before landing at Kenjar, near the newly built runway in Mangalore this morning, and caught fire.

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