At least 14 people were killed and many others got injured when a mishap occurred at the Mahanadi Coalfield Limited (MCL)’s Basundhara – Garjanbahal coal mines in Sundargarh district of Odisha. four people have been rescued so far.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each for the families of the victims. In addition, MCL Chairman AN Sahay has announced a compensation of Rs 3 lakh each for the kin of the dead. They will also get Rs 10,000 each for funeral. MCL will bear the expenses towards the treatment of the injured.