Acid tank bursts at BRG plant, 1 dead

Dhenkanal: Tension erupted at BRG plant area near Meramundali here following death of a labourer after tank containing acid burst late last night.

Deceased labourer has been identified as Subash Behera of nearby Kusupanga village. He died on the way to SCB medical college and hospital in Cuttack. Soon after the death report spreads, fellow villagers rushed to the plant side and locked main gate of the company. They demanded Rs 10 to 12 lakh compensation to next to the kin of victim.

Later, they withdrew the agitation after plant authorities declared Rs 12 lakh compensation for the next to the kin of deceased and a job for the family.

Apprehending any untoward situation, one platoon of police was deployed.