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Russian government to render aid to families of killed and injured in Volgograd terror act

October 25, 2013, 6:28 UTC+3

А total of up to 22.8 million roubles will be allocated to the Volgograd region

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MOSCOW, October 25 (Itar-Tass) - The Russian government will render aid to the families of those killed and injured in a suicide bombing attack in Volgograd, committed on October 21, 2013. A meeting of the Cabinet chaired by Dmitry Medvedev will discuss a corresponding draft resolution on Friday, the government’s press service reported.

The document says that family members (spouses), children, parents and persons who were the killed citizens’ dependants will receive one million roubles for one deceased in equal shares to each family member. In addition, the federal government will provide to the relatives of the terror act victims a lump-sum allowance for burial in the amount of 18 thousand roubles.

The injured in the terrorist attack will get compensation, depending on the severity of the injuries - 400 thousand roubles for severe and average injuries and 200 thousand roubles per person for light injuries.

To this end, a total of up to 22.8 million roubles will be allocated to the Volgograd region from the reserve fund of the government for the prevention and elimination of emergencies and natural disasters.

Six people were killed and 41 people got injuries of varying degrees of severity (30 people - severe and medium, and 11 - light injuries) in a terrorist attack in Volgograd on October 21.

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