2008 Ahmedabad Bombings - Casualties

Casualties

56 people were killed by the bombing and over 200 people were injured.

Initially, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh sanctioned an ex gratia payment of Rs 100,000 (US$ 2,300) to the next of kin of the dead. However upon visiting Ahmedabad, he raised the ex gratia figure to Rs 350,000 (US$ 8,050). In addition, he also announced a compensation of Rs 50,000 (US$ 1,200) for those injured in the blasts.

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi announced a compensation of Rs 500,000 (US$ 11,500) to each victim of the bomb blasts.

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