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Bhubaneswar Blast: 2 Persons Critical: Dharmendra Orders Probe, CM Announces Free Treatment Of Injured

Bhubaneswar:7/10/20: The explosion at a petrol pump that ripped through the Raj Bhawan area in Bhubaneswar today morning left nine persons injured among whom two persons have been admitted to SCB Hospital in Cuttack in critical condition.

Bibhuti Nayak of Cuttack SCB Plastic Surgery department said, “While one has sustained 60% burns, the other has suffered 40%. Both have sustained grievous head injuries and experts from multiple departments are engaged in their treatment.”

The explosion was so severe that many vehicles including bikes and four-wheelers had been blown away under its impact and according to the eye-witnesses and passersby; the blast sent earthquake-like tremors through the vicinity.

Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has ordered a probe into the fire mishap triggered by an explosion at a filling station near Raj Bhawan in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday.

Taking to Twitter, Pradhan said, “After learning about the mishap, I have directed the secretary of the petroleum and natural gas department to inquire into it.”The Union Minister also held a discussion with senior officials of the Odisha government and Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. and instructed them to submit the probe report at the earliest.

 Meanwhile, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced free treatment of the injured persons  and wished them early recovery.

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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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