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1 dead, many hurt as Bhubaneswar-Bomikhal flyover collapses

Bhubaneswar, September 10, 2017: One person was killed and more than 15 injured as a major portion of an under-construction Bomikhal Flyover collapsed in a congested Bhubaneswar-Puri National Highway on Sunday afternoon. 

Around 15 labourers were casting the span when the span of the bridge caved in.

Search operations are underway to check if any labourer is trapped under the collapsed Span. NDRF, ODRF, FIRE units were engaged to carry out the rescue operation while four ambulances were pressed in service to transport the injured to hospitals.

The deceased was identified as Satya Patnaik (40). Patnaik’s daughter identified as Ishu has also been severely injured in the mishap and rushed to the hospital, sources said.

Meanwhile, Works Secretary Nalinikant Pradhan put two senior engineers, Deputy Executive Engineer Bansidhar Prahraj and Assistant Engineer Kishore Rout under suspension.

Expressing grief, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh for the kin of the deceased. He also announced free medical treatment for the injured. He ordered a high-level probe in the mishap too.

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