Retired Justice VK Mohanan to chair commission probing Tanur boat tragedy

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Justice (Rtd) VK Mohanan; A visual from Tanur incident | Photos: Mathrubhumi

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Cabinet on Wednesday announced a judicial commission headed by Justice (Retd) VK Mohanan to probe the Tanur boat accident.

The commission will have two technical expert members - Neelakandan Unni, retired chief engineer at the Inland Waterways Authority of India, and Suresh Kumar, chief engineer at Kerala Waterways and Infrastructure Limited.

Cabinet also decided to pay Rs 10 lakh from the Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF) to the families of the victims who lost their lives in the mishap. Additionally, Rs 25 lakh has been sanctioned for medical expenses related to rescue operations and treatment of the injured. The Cabinet has also decided to bear further medical expenses for those injured in the accident.

22 people died after a recreational boat carrying more than 35 passengers capsized in the Poorappuzha estuary off Thooval Theeram coast in Tanur on Sunday (April 7) night.

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