Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today expressed deep grief over death of ten people in bus accident in Cuttack and announced ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to the kin of the victims.
The CM also ordered to provide free treatment of the injured passengers at SCB Medical College and Hospital.
CM @Naveen_Odisha expressed deep grief over the death of some passengers in the Mahanadi bus tragedy. He announced ex-gratia of ₹ 2 lakh to next of kin of the deceased and free treatment for the injured. He has conveyed deep sympathy for bereaved families
— CMO Odisha (@CMO_Odisha) November 20, 2018
The district administration, fire brigade and police personnel were instructed to expedite the rescue operations.
Besides, Patnaik has directed Ministers Chandra Sarathi Behera and Pratap Jena to visit the accident site and monitor the situation.
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