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Earthquake victims allege partiality in compensation distribution

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Imphal, April 29: Earthquake victims of Yumnam Khunou under Sagolmang SDC of Imphal East has lamented over high partiality in distribution of damage compensation by Government Authorities. Angered victims decided to return back compensated amounts to concern SDC/SDO.
Haobijam Kulachandra, a victim of the Jan 4 earthquake, on behalf of other fellow victims in the area informed media persons in a press meet here at Manipur Press Club that in the deadly quake jolted on Jan 4 had damaged 8 houses in Yumnam Khunou area including his.
Houses of Leishangthem Samungou, Kulachandra himself, Haobijam Ibomcha, Kangjam Samarendro and four others including 8 houses were severely damaged in the quake, he added.
Following the incident, a team of PWD engineers had surveyed the area and reported the conditions of the houses as “fully broken”, he further informed.
But out of the 8 houses, 4 of them were given compensation money of Rs 95,000 each while 2 each of them were given only Rs 3,200 and Rs 5,200 respectively, and were informed that the reports were rejected, he narrated.
Lambasting the partial treatment by the Government, the victims have decided to return back the amount which are no use to them when we have lost more than 3.5 Lakhs of amount in the damage.   

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