Naveen announces ex-gratia for Ganjam labourers killed in Chhattisgarh accident

5/09/2020 at 10:56 AM

Bhubaneswar, Sep 5: Expressing deep grief at the tragic death of seven persons of Ganjam district in a road accident in Raipur, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each from CMRF to the next of the kin of the deceased and free medical treatment to the injured wishing their speedy recovery.

At least seven persons were killed and ten others were injured after a bus carrying labourers from Ganjam to Surat in Gujarat met with an accident on its way near Raipur in Chhattisgarh this morning.

The bus driver lost control over the wheel and hit a truck at Cheri Khedi.

All the injured have been admitted to a local hospital and efforts were on to shift the critically injured persons to a better hospital.

Identities of the deceased are yet to be established.

The local administration said the migrant labourers from Ganjam district of Odisha, who had returned to their native due to nation wide lockdown, were returning to Surat to join work.

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