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Odisha CM announces Rs 10 lakh ex-gratia to kin of Cuttack manhole victims

16/04/2021 at 10:22 PM

Cuttack, Apr 16: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has expressed deep grief over the death of two daily wagers who died due to asphyxiation while working inside a sewage manhole in Cuttack and has announced an ex gratia of Rs 10 lakh each for their next of the kins. He also granted Rs 2 lakh for the labourer who is undergoing treatment at SCB hospital.

Taking stringent action on the officer in charge, the Chief Minister has suspended Junior Engineer Pradyot Kumar Sahu for negligence in duty and conveyed his deep sympathy to the bereaved family members of the deceased.

Worth mentioning, two wagers suffocated to death while another was critical while working inside a sewage manhole at CDA sector 10 in Cuttack district yesterday.

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