Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Berhampur, Dec 19:

As many as 19 women of a Self Help Group (SHG) sustained injuries after the floor of the Pittala Gram Panchayat office in Odisha’s Ganjam district caved in today.


According to reports, the floor collapsed when a meeting of the SHG was going on.

The injured were admitted to Hinjili hospital and five of them were later shifted to MKCG Medical College and Hospital here as their condition deteriorated.

Some locals alleged that the floor was washed away during cyclonic storm Phailin in 2013 following which it was filled with sand. It was later repaired poorly which led to the mishap today, they said.

The exact reason behind the incident was yet to be ascertained.