Four killed in wall collapse at Odisha's Dhenkanal; Naveen Patnaik announces Rs 4 lakh ex-gratia for kin of deceased
Trading activities were underway in Dhenkanal when a portion of the boundary wall suddenly caved in, killing four people on spot.
At least four people were killed when the boundary wall of an abandoned rice mill collapsed near a weekly market in Odisha's Dhenkanal district.
Trading activities were underway when a portion of the boundary wall suddenly caved in, killing four people on spot — all of them vendors.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced an ex-gratia of Rs four lakh each to the next of kin of the deceased, an official at the chief minister's office said.
Dhenkanal: At least four people were killed and ten others seriously injured on Sunday when the boundary wall of an abandoned rice mill collapsed near a weekly market in Odisha's Dhenkanal district, the police said.
Trading activities were underway when a portion of the boundary wall suddenly caved in, killing four people on spot — all of them vendors, Abhinab Dalua, the inspector in-charge of Dhenkanal Town Police Station, said.
Expressing grief over the death of the four people in the wall collapse, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced an ex-gratia of Rs four lakh each to the next of kin of the deceased, an official at the chief minister's office said.
Free treatment will be provided to the injured, he said.
Dhenkanal district Collector Nikhil Pavan Kalyan said, he has also sanctioned Rs 25,000 each for the families of the deceased persons.
A team of the Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF), along with fire brigade personnel and police officers, carried out the rescue operation, the police said, adding that several vehicles, including two-wheelers and bicycles parked near the wall, were crushed under the debris.
Assistant Fire Officer Ramakant Nayak said seven people, who sustained serious injuries in the mishap, were taken to the district headquarters hospital, while three others have been shifted to another facility in Cuttack.
The remaining portion of the boundary wall has been demolished with a JCB machine, he added. Sources said the rice mill had been lying abandoned for several years with little or no maintenance.
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