Naveen Announces Rs 2 Lakh Compensation For Victims Of Road Mishap Near Balugaon

Bhubaneswar: Chief minister Naveen Patanik has condoled the death of three students in a road accident at Balugaon in Khurda district on early Saturday morning.

The chief minister expressed his condolence to the families of the students of Rangeilunda under Gopalpur tehsil of Ganjam district. He also announced Rs 2 lakh ex gratia for the families of each victim.

Wishing early recovery of the 9 persons injured in the mishap, Naveen directed the district officials to extend all possible help for their treatment.

The accident took place while the bus was parked beside national highway 16 near Belapada Chhak in Balugaon at around 3 am for some passengers to relieve themselves. A speeding truck coming from behind rammed the stationary bus, killing two persons on the spot.

The bus was on its way back from Maa Tarini at Ghatagaon with 18 picnickers and the driver on board.

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