Rourkela accident: CM announces Rs 2L ex-gratia for kin of deceased


Rourkela: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each for the family of the four students killed in the tragic road mishap in Sundargarh district today.

Besides, the state government will bear the medical expenses of the students who were also injured in the accident.

Meanwhile, concerns have again been raised on the transportation of students in small vehicles including auto-rickshaws after five including four students were killed in a tragic road mishap at Soaimba in Sundargarh district today.

The autorickshaw was ferrying as many as 13 school students of St John which was much beyond the stipulated capacity.

According to reports, there was a head on collision between the autorickshaw and a dumper. While three students and the driver of the auto rickshaw died on the spot, nine other students were critically injured in the mishap.

The injured are now undergoing treatment at various hospitals including IGH Medical at Rourkela.