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Rana Plaza: PM distributes aid cheques to 73

Update : 16 Apr 2014, 09:31 AM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina distributed cheques to seventy-three family members of 53 victims of Rana Plaza at her Tejgaon office on Wednesday.

Earlier, DNA testing had ascertained the identities of the 53 victims, reports BSS..

So far the prime minister distributed a total of Tk22,11,55,720 from her relief fund among the relatives of the 909 dead and other persons injured in the incident of the Rana Plaza collapse on April 24 of last year.

PM's assistant personal secretary (APS) Saifuzzaman Shikhar conducted the cheque distribution programme.

PMO secretary Abul Kalam Azad and BGMEA president Atiqul Islam were also present at the occasion.

Meanwhile, the government has given jobs to 777 persons who were injured in the incident.

Besides, 14 orphan children of the victims are being given shelter and education by Rajshahi Cadet College Home while 17 are getting educational support through Anjumane Mofidul Islam. The government has also preparations to provide educational support to 300 children who lost their parents in the tragic incident, the report said.

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