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Narasingha holds CM accountable for Bomikhal flyover mishap

Bhubaneswar, September 10, 2017: Senior Congress leader and Leader of Opposition (LoP) Narasingha Mishra on Sunday held Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik accountable for the collapse of a major portion of an under-construction flyover killing one person and injuring many others.

One Satya Patnaik of Jharpada area was killed in the mishap while his minor daughter was seriously hurt when the span of the bridge collapsed on them. The deceased was returning home along with her daughter Sheetal in a scooty when the tragedy happened.  

“The deceased was the breadwinner of the family. Seventeen others have been injured as reported so far. As in charge of the Works Department, the CM is to owe the moral responsibility,” said Mishra after visiting the accident site and the Capital Hospital where the injured were undergoing treatment.

“I am of the view that this is a case of culpable omission and whoever is responsible is liable to be booked under Sec 304 of IPC. Immediately, a case should be registered and the culprits should be booked and arrested. No doubt  the  prime  accused  is the  contractor   for whose  omission  the  incident   took  place, but  the  Departmental   officers  in charge of supervision  cannot  escape the liability,” added Mishra.

He also demanded Rs 1 crore for the family members of  the deceased and Rs 1 lakh each  of   the injured persons.

Meanwhile, senior BJP leader and Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan expressed grief for the mishap and tweeted that exemplary action should be initiated against those responsible for the mishap.

At around 12.30 pm, a major portion of an under-construction flyover at Bomikhal caved in killing one person on the spot and injuring more than 15 others, including few labourers and a minor girl.

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