Three killed in irrigation project mishap; CM says Rs 5 lakh ex gratia


Boudh: An accident at the site of the Bagha irrigation barrage claimed lives of three workers and left two critical and many injured today morning. The incident occurred at the construction site of the barrage in Sagada here when a crane overturned, killing the three workers on the spot.

The Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik ordered the Chief Engineer (Mechanical) of Water Resources Department to conduct a probe into the incident and give the report within three days. Expressing grief over the mishap, he has also announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the family of the deceased. The injured will be given Rs 50,000 and free treatment.

The accident took place at around 9 am when the crane was overloaded. The deceased were trapped under the crane. The victims of the accident, Bhima Muduli, Tulu Kera and Ramdas Muduli hailed from Nabarangpur district’s Auli village. The critically injured Debjani and Krushna Muduli have been admitted to Sonepur hospital.

Getting news of the accident, the Collector and other district administration officials rushed to the spot.

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