Hometoday News

Four killed, 10 injured as wall collapses at market in Odisha

Published By :  Ravi Koneri Image Image
Four killed, 10 injured as wall collapses at market in Odisha
10 June, 2019
At least four vegetable vendors were killed and Ten others were injured when the wall of an abandoned rice mill collapsed near a weekly market in Odisha's Dhenkanal district on Sunday. 

Trading activities were underway when a portion of the boundary wall suddenly caved in, killing four people on spot — all of them vendors, Abhinab Dalua, the inspector in-charge of Dhenkanal Town Police Station, said.

Assistant Fire Officer Ramakant Nayak said seven people, who sustained serious injuries in the mishap, were taken to the district headquarters hospital, while three others have been shifted to another facility in Cuttack.

The remaining portion of the boundary wall has been demolished with a JCB machine, he added. Sources said the rice mill had been lying abandoned for several years with little or no maintenance.

Expressing grief over the death of the four people in the wall collapse, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced an ex-gratia of Rs four lakh each to the next of kin of the deceased, an official at the chief minister's office said.

Free treatment will be provided to the injured, he said.

Dhenkanal district Collector Nikhil Pavan Kalyan visited the injured ones at the DHH and enquired about their health condition. Kalyan said Rs 25,000 for each of the families of the deceased would be released from the district Red Cross fund.

   Bollywood Gossips