Chhatisgarh: At least seven people were killed and seven injured after a bus transporting Odia migrant labourers from Ganjam in Odisha to Surat in Gujarat, rammed into a truck at Cheri Khedi in Raipur, early morning today.
The injured have been shifted to the hospital, sources said .
Ajay Yadav, Raipur’s senior superintendent of police, said the labourers were headed towards Surat in Gujarat and were coming from Odisha’s Ganjam.
Later, CM Naveen Pattnaik announces 2 lakh ex-gratia for the kin of the deceased Odia migrant labourers who died in bus accident in Raipur and free treatment for the injured.
The Chief Minister expressed deep grief at the death of odia migrant labourers in the bus mishap.
Besides, the Odisha CM also asked his cabinet colleague Susanta Singh to proceed to Raipur to extend necessary assistance to the victims. Patnaik also asked Odisha DGP Abhay to be in touch with his Chhattisgarh counterpart for coordination.