Cracker factory blast: Odisha CM announces ex-gratia, free treatment

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Sep 24:

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to the next of kin of those who died in the cracker factory blast at Tanti Sahi in Itamati of Odisha’s Nayagarh.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik

Wishing quick recovery of the victims, Patnaik announced that the state government will bear the treatment expenses of those injured.

Notably, the cracker factory caught fire around 5 PM yesterday followed by a massive blast. At least six persons have lost their lives in the incident and several undergoing treatment at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.

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