Kolab Reservoir accident: Odisha CM announces 4 lakh ex-gratia each

Bhubaneswar: Expressing his deep condolence over the death of the four children who drowned in Kolab Reservoir in Lamtaput area of Koraput district, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday announced Rs 4 lakh ex-gratia to the family of each.

According to a press release issued by the Chief Minister's Office (CMO), the state government would provide Rs 4 lakh compensation each for the kin of the deceased kids.

Notably, four children including two siblings of Parjakhudbi village drowned while taking bath in Kolab Reservoir on Monday.

The deceased were identified as Padu Bhoi's son Susant Bhoi (2) and daughter Laxmi Bhoi (9), Chaitanya Bhoiís son Sanjay (7) and Bholu Majhiís daughter Sabita Majhi (8).

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