Bhubaneswar: Expressing deep grief at the death of a labourer due to collapse of a portion of the under-construction Bomikhal flyover in Odisha capital last evening, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh for the next of the kin of the deceased.
The CM also ordered for a high-level inquiry into this tragic incident. This apart, the treatment cost of the injured will be borne by the state government, Patnaik announced.
Notably, a labourer died and another was critically injured after a pile of iron rods fell on them near the under-construction flyover bridge last evening.
The deceased, identified as Ajay Vumicha (38) of Sundargarh, died in Capital Hospital while Ananda Kumar Nayak was shifted to AMRI Hospital in the city.
They were trapped when a stack of iron rods came crashing on them and the two got stuck for around 20 minutes before they were rescued by local people and fire brigade personnel.