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Sonu Sood On Balasore accident: Government Should Bring A Policy For The Victims Of Such Tragic Accidents

At least 288 people have been killed and almost 900 are injured in a three-train collision in Odisha that took place Friday evening

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Sonu Sood was among the many Bollywood celebrities who have expressed grief for all those who lost their lives in the terrible train accident in Balasore, Odisha. The actor expressed concern for the livelihood of those who lost family members or have suffered lifelong injuries in a video message on his social media accounts. 

He said, “compensations milenge jo 2-4 mahine me khatam ho jayenge (compensations will be granted and will be spent in some time). Imagine the one who would have lost a leg or has a broken shoulder, will he ever be able to work again? These are all the breadwinners of the family. I feel the government is working very well for them but I feel they should bring a policy for the victims of such tragic accidents. Like the system of pensions, a fixed income should be ensured for such families.” He added that any type of compensation will not fill the loss of lives and will vanish in some time.

Sonu has also requested political parties to not play the blame game and asked government to set up a relief fund for the victims. He says in the video, “hum log tweet karte hain, shok dikhate hain fir apni zindagi mein busy ho jate hain (we tweet and express grief and then get busy with our lives). But what about all those people who had left home to earn livelihood in another city, many families have vanished, will they ever be able to stand up again.”

Making a request to the government, Sonu said, “I ask everyone to do something for them, the state governments, the central government should form certain kind of policies which set an example for the future.”

Sonu has also requested political parties to not play the blame game and asked government to set up a relief fund for the victims. He said, “sirf social media pe dukh dikhane se kuch nahi hoga (showing grief on social media will lead to nothing).”

At least 288 people have been killed and almost 900 are injured in a three-train collision in Odisha that took place Friday evening. Several celebrities have tweeted their condolences for the victims on social media.

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