A portion of an under- construction flyover collapsed near Bomikhal in Bhubaneswar, killing at least two and injuring 11 persons. About three-four persons were suspected to be trapped under the rubble.
Around 15 labourers were working on the flyover when the structure collapsed on them in the afternoon.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expressed grief at the incident and announced Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia for the next of kin of the deceased and free treatment for the injured. "An exemplary punishment will be meted out to those found guilty," he said. The chief minister said two engineers had been suspended in the aftermath of the flyover collapse. Photo: PTI
Satya Patnaik, a 39-year-old businessman, was killed as he, along with his daughter Sheetal, was under the flyover when it caved it, Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC), Central Division, A B Otta told reporters. Patnaik's daughter was seriously injured and admitted to the AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, the RDC said.
Police, fire brigade and Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) personnel have been engaged to carry out the rescue operation. Earth-movers are being used for the purpose.
The rest of the injured have been admitted to the Capital Hospital, AIIMS and various other hospitals. Photo: PTI