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Bridge victims will get more relief

The amount of financial relief victims of the I-35W bridge collapse will be allowed to claim has been doubled from $10,000 to $20,000, the Star Tribune reports.

That money will come from a $1 million fund set aside last year for victims who have lost income because of the disaster.

The government decided to double the amount because more than $900,000 is still left in the fund.

Legislators will meet next week to start making a more permanent financial plan for the victims. 13 died and 145 were injured in last August's bridge collapse.