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Govt to assist families of lightning victims

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Health Desk--2nd May, 2018: The government will provide Tk. 2 lakh as assistance to the family members of each of the farm labourers killed by lightning strikes across the country, said, State Minister for Labour and Employment Mujibul Haque Chunnu.

While speaking at a press briefing on the eve of May Day on Monday, at the Secretariat, Chunnu said, "The authorities concerned have been asked to send the information relating to the death of any workers killed by lightning strike while working at crop land to the Ministry and we'll take steps in this regard".

Generally government provide Tk 2 lakh as compensation to those labours killed in workplace accidents and a rickshaw-puller is also entitled to such aid if one dies during work, Chunnu said.