Rajnath Singh pays homage to BSF plane crash victims

New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday paid tribute to Border Security Force (BSF) plane crash victims at the Safdarjung Airport.

Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju and Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung also paid tribute to the victims.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had yesterday expressed grief and distress at the loss of lives in the plane crash in the national capital.

"Pained by the loss of lives in the BSF plane crash in Delhi. My thoughts are with the families of the deceased," Prime Minister Modi said in a tweet.

All the ten passengers onboard were killed after a Ranchi-bound BSF Superking aircraft crashed at Bagdola village in Sector 8, Dwarka on Tuesday morning.

Earlier, President Pranab Mukherjee, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi had also condoled the loss of lives.

The BSF had yesterday announced Rs. 20 lakhs to the BSF family members from BSF¿s internal insurance fund in addition to what the government will announce.

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