Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik 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 Andhra Pradesh.
Of the 15 persons killed in the blast, so far three have been identified as from Odisha. The number of Odia labourers killed on Friday may increase after identification of all the bodies, labour department officials said.
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.
Earlier, the Andhra Pradesh 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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