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Naveen announces Rs 2 lakh for each Odia labour killed in

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

Chief Minister Naveen today announced an ex-gratia payment of Rs 2 lakh to the family of each of the three Odia labourers who were killed in a blast at a granite quarry in

Expressing grief over the death of the three Odia labourers, said the government would bear the cost of treatment of the three injured labourers from the state.

Sources in the department said the bodies of three Odia labourers will reach Rambha in district tonight from Kurnool.

Of the 15 persons killed in the blast, so far three have been identified as from The number of Odia labourers killed on Friday may increase after identification of all the bodies, department officials said.

The three Odisha labourers have been identified as Duryodhan Nahaka, and of district.

Some of the injured labourers were from Odisha. They were admitted at a government hospital in Kurnool and their condition remained critical, the sources said.

has sent a two-member fact-finding team, comprising the District and the Rural Labour of Ganjam, to Kurnool.

Earlier, the government had announced an ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh each to the family of the deceased.

There were nearly 30 workers at the quarry when the blast took place on Friday night.

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First Published: Mon, August 06 2018. 18:00 IST