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Fire widow wins 141,000 pounds damages

The widow of a man who died in the King's Cross station disaster in November 1987, the day she learnt she was pregnant with their first child, was awarded pounds 141,000 agreed damages at the High Court.

Kuttalam Govindarajan, 21, a Sri Lankan, was working in a bureau de change at the station when the fire, which claimed 31 lives, broke out. His wife, Leticia, now 40, of Walthamstow, east London, gave birth to a boy, Rommel, eight months after his death.