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Family's sole earner loses both legs in blast


Kajal Iyer,CNN-IBN
Jul 18, 2011 at 08:09am IST

Mumbai: The survivors of Wednesday's blasts in Mumbai are still trying to come to terms with the tragedy. The family of a man who lost both his legs in the Opera House blast said that monetary compensation won't make up for their loss.

Nikita Gholap has been inconsolable after her husband Namdev, an office boy at Opera House and the family's sole breadwinner, lost both his legs in Wednesday's blasts.

"What will I do now? I don't have a home, I have three children to feed and educate," Nikita said.

The family has got a compensation of Rs 50,000 from the government, an amount that can never make up for the family's loss. With no source of income now, the family says the government needs to do more than just giving a one time compensation.

But the family is glad that at least they got the promised amount without hassles considering the victims of previous attacks are still running around for compensation.

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