Ganjam fire mishap: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik announces ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expressed his deep grief and condoled the death of three minors in a tragic fire mishap in Polasara of Ganjam district today.

The CM conveyed his deep sympathy to the bereaved families and announced ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh each to the next of kin of the deceased.

Besides, free medical treatment has been announced for the injured minor, who is reportedly undergoing treatment at MKCG hospital.

According to reports, the incident occurred today when four minors were playing near a heap of paddy straw. The heap caught fire following which, the minors sustained serious burn injuries. However, three succumbed while undergoing treatment at MKCG.