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Odisha CM announces ex gratia for laborers killed in granite quarry blast

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced an ex-gratia payment of Rs 2 lakh to the family of each of the three Odia laborers who were killed in a blast at a granite quarry in Andhra Pradesh.


PTI Last Updated at 06 Aug 2018, 18:08 IST India
Odisha CM announces ex gratia for laborers killed in granite quarry blast

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced an ex-gratia payment of Rs 2 lakh to the family of each of the three Odia laborers who were killed in a blast at a granite quarry in Andhra Pradesh.

Expressing grief over the death of the three Odia laborers, Patnaik said the Odisha government would bear the cost of treatment of the three injured laborers from the state.

Sources in the state labor department said the bodies of three Odia laborers will reach Rambha in Ganjam district tonight from Kurnool.

Of the 15 persons killed in the blast, so far three have been identified as from Odisha. The number of Odia laborers killed on Friday may increase after identification of all the bodies, labor department officials said.

The three Odisha laborers have been identified as Duryodhan Nahaka, Manoranjan Nahaka and Bhima Nahaka of Ganjam district.

Some of the injured labourers were from Odisha. They were admitted at a government hospital in Kurnool and their condition remained critical, the sources said.

Odisha government has sent a two-member fact-finding team, comprising the Ganjam District Labour Welfare Officer and the Rural Labour Inspector of Ganjam, to Kurnool.

Earlier, the Andhra Pradesh government had announced an ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh each to the family of the deceased.

There were nearly 30 workers at the quarry when the blast took place on Friday night.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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