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Portion of Bomikhal flyover caves in, 1 killed

Bhubaneswar:4/5/18; Odisha government today announced Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia compensation towards the next kin of the labourer killed in Bomikhal flyover mishap in Bhubaneswar on Thursday evening.

It may be noted here that a labourer Ajay Vumicha (38) of Sundergarh was killed and another critically injured when a portion of an under-construction flyover caved in at Bomikhal area here.

Meanwhile The Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has ordered a high level inquiry to ascertain the cause of the mishap.

Pratap Kishore Panda, owner of Panda Infra Projects engaged in construction of the flyover has been taken into custody, police said today.

On September 10 last year, portions of the under-construction flyover had caved in leaving one person dead and 10 others injured.

A labourer said that iron railings were being installed for a pillar when its support snapped and it collapsed. Some of them got trapped under the railing.

The incident occurred close to the site where a portion of an over bridge had collapsed in September last year, leaving a man dead and ten others injured.

The incident has sparked tension in the area with activists of political parties including the Congress and the BJP staging separate demonstrations.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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