OPGC Railway Track Accident: Security Guard Critically Injured

Jharsuguda: A security guard sustained serious injuries after being struck by a goods train near the Odisha Power Generation Corporation (OPGC) premises in Lakhanpur Block of Jharsuguda district late Saturday night.

The victim, identified as 48-year-old Manadhar Sa from Jamuna village, suffered critical injuries to his leg, hand and head in the accident that occurred around 11 PM on the railway tracks near the Kusraloi area, sources said.

Sa, was deployed by private security firm GDX at the OPGC plant. The accident took place due to negligence and poor lighting on the OPGC freight train, leading to bad visibility on the tracks. In the accident, one of Sa’s legs got detached.

Sa was initially rushed to the Belapahad TRL Hospital. However, as his condition deteriorated he was later shifted to the Burla Hospital for further treatment. His current condition is stated to be critical.

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