Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday expressed grief at the tragic accident in Gajapati district and approved an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each for the next of kin of those who lost their lives.
At least 2 people died while 20 others were critically injured after the mini-truck they were travelling in overturned near Kankadaguda Chhak at R Udaygiri in the district.
The incident took place while the vehicle was en route to Jamadiha from Ramgiri to attend a marriage feast when the driver lost control over the wheels following which the vehicle turned turtle.
Besides, the CM also announced to provide free treatment to all those injured in the incident.
Reportedly, the injured persons are undergoing treatment at R Udaygiri community health centre.