Arvind Kejriwal announces Rs 1 crore help to a pair of firefighters killed in the Peeragarhi incident

NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced an ex gratia of Rs 1 crore to the firefighter family who died in the Peeragarhi fire incident on Thursday.

Amit Baliyan gave his life while serving the people of Delhi. Nothing can recover a lost loved one, but the Delhi government will provide its family Rs 1 crore as financial assistance. It's the least we can do as a society ... Kejriwal said in a tweet.

Balyan died after being trapped in the rubble of a part of a factory building that collapsed in the fire.