Canindia News

Four officials suspended in Odisha bus tragedy

Bhubaneswar, Feb 10 (IANS) The Odisha government on Monday suspended four officials in Ganjam bus tragedy incident that claimed 10 lives on Sunday.

The government suspended four engineers — two each from Berhampur Electrical Division and Rural Development Department — on charges of dereliction in duty, said Energy Minister Dibyashankar Mishra.

At least 10 people were electrocuted to death and about 25 were injured when a bus caught fire after coming in contact with an overhead 11 kv power transmission line under the Golanthara police limits in Ganjam district on Sunday.

All the passengers were en route to Chikarada village from Dangalpadu to attend an engagement ceremony.

Berhampur Electrical Division-III Junior Engineer (JE), Associate Engineer (AE) along with JE and AE of Ganjam Rural Development Department have been suspended following a preliminary inquiry, said Mishra.

The Minister said that the 11kV wire will be raised to a standard height of 20 feet from the ground.

“The circle executive engineers will identify the vulnerable spots where wires are hanging below the required level. Post identification process, steps will be taken to increase the ground clearance,” he added.

–IANS

cd/rt

YOU MAY ALSO BE INTERESTED IN

#Justice4Nikita trends as Bollywood comes together for ‘Love Jihad’ victim Nikita Tomar

CIEDITOR-TWINKLE

Kapil Dev: India cricket legend stable after heart surgery

CIEDITOR

Indian composer Atif Afzal set to make music for BBC project

CIEDITOR-TWINKLE

Eros Now issues apology for Navratri posters as #BoycottErosNow trends on Twitter

CIEDITOR-TWINKLE

Punjab to resume normal OPD services from Oct 19

Crops on 67,864 hectares of land damaged due to rains in Andhra

India’s merchandise exports rise by 6% in September

Aamir Khan on Akshay Kumar’s Laxmmi Bomb: Wish it was releasing in theatres

JLR India hopeful of festive cheer, goes for product offensive (IANS Special)

Leave a Comment

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

Stay up to date with the latest news and exclusive offers directly in your inbox