Balasore cracker unit fire: CM announces Rs 2 lakh ex gratia

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expressed deep concern over the explosion at a cracker unit in Bahabalpur in Balasore district this evening in which six persons were killed and nine others were left critically injured.

The Chief Minister announced an ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to the next of kin of those killed and a financial assistance of Rs 50,000 for those critically injured in the mishap.

While expressing his deepest sympathies to the kin of those killed in the mishap, the Chief Minister has also announced that the State government will bear the treatment cost of the injured.

Moreover, the Chief Minister while wishing quick recovery of the injured ordered for stringent action against those responsible for the unfortunate incident.


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