Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Athagarh, Nov 20:

In a tragic incident, a youth died after falling into a blast furnace at Aarti steel plant in Odisha’s Athagarh last night.


The deceased was identified as Jitendra Nayak (20) of Bailo village under Khuntuni police station.

According to reports, Nayak fell into the furnace while working at the plant at around 11 PM.

He was rescued in a critical condition and rushed to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack. However, Nayak was declared brought dead there.

Tension gripped the plant following the incident as irate villagers of Bailo staged a dharna in front of the plant demanding compensation for the family members of the deceased.