Electric wire snaps, 15 pensioners injured
Fifteen hapless persons were badly burnt due to electrocution out of which four were struggling for survival in critical conditions at the district headquarter hospital in Khurda. Among the 15 injured persons, four have been admitted to the Banki hospital, three into the Haldia hospital and another eight to the Khurda hospital.
The local tehsildar and the police had to struggle for hours to control hundreds of emotionally charged public. The situation came under control after the tehsildar assured the irate mob to provide assistance to the injured persons from the Red Cross funds.