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Worker dies in plant mishap; Odisha villagers stage dharna

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Athagarh, June 20:

Tension prevails in front of the main gates of Aarti Steels Limited at Ghantikhal under Athagarh block in Odisha’s Cuttack district following dharna by angry villagers and family members of a worker who was killed in an accident inside the factory on Friday night.

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The family members of the deceased worker and agitated locals are demanding compensation to the next of kin of the deceased.

Sources said the deceased worker who hailed from Dahisara village in Mahakalbasta panchayat under Athagarh block was killed when a tipper truck ran over him at the briquetting unit of the plant Friday night. The deceased was on duty when the mishap took place.

The factory officials were not available for their comments.