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Massive explosion at Indian Oil petrol pump Bhubaneswar : IOCL Announces Ex-Gratia For Victims

Bhubaneswar: 8/10/20: A day after the massive explosion at Indian Oil petrol pump near the Governor House here, Indian Oil Corporation Limited (Ltd ) today announced Rs 8 lakh compensation for family members of the deceased.

Besides, it will provide compensation of Rs 4 lakh each for critically-injured and Rs 1 lakh each for injured persons, said a communique issued by the oil and gas PSU. The compensation was declared following the direction of the Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.

Yesterday, Pradhan ordered the Ministry’s Secretary to submit a report as early as possible after conducting a probe into the incident.

As per the the Commissionerate Police four people were at work for refilling of CNG gas when the mishap occurred. While one of the critically-injured workers admitted at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack succumbed to burn injuries today, another is undergoing treatment at a private hospital here.  But whereabouts of one Seemanchal Parida, a native of Ganjam district, has not been ascertained yet. DNA test of flesh pieces recovered from the site of mishap will be sent for DNA test, he added.

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