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Pokhariput mishap: Naveen announces Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia for kin

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Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expressed grief over the death of a man on Pokhariput over-bridge today and announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh for the bereaved family.

Simanchal Panda (35) died of electrocution minutes after the inauguration of Pokhariput over-bridge on Thursday.

Panda (35), a resident of Sundarpada area, came to witness the inauguration of the over-bridge with his daughter. He got electrocuted while he was trying to pulling a balloon put up to decorate the bridge.

The balloon was probably charged due to short circuit from the decorative lights. He was rushed to Capital Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.

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