BHUBANESWAR: A 30-year-old fireman, who was injured during a fire fighting operation in the City on April 4, succumbed at a private hospital here on Wednesday.
The fireman who died in the line of duty was identified as Patita Paban Samal of Dhenkanal district. He joined Odisha Fire Services in 2011 and was posted at Chandrasekharpur Fire Station here.
Sources said Samal was part of a team which was engaged in fire fighting at a tea stall near Infocity. During the exercise, an LPG cylinder inside the stall exploded and Samal sustained grievous injuries.
He sustained 30 per cent burns and was rushed to a private medical facility in the City. Though he had recovered well, Samal suffered a stroke on Tuesday night and died.
According to doctors, Samal suffered septicaemia as the infections of his burn injuries recurred. “This resulted in constant fluctuation of blood pressure for over an hour leading to his death,” the doctors added.
IG Fire Services Dr Santosh Bala and senior fire officials paid homage to the valiant fireman at State Fire Training Institute Ground at Baramunda and honoured his service.
Later Samal’s body was handed over to his family. His last rites were conducted at Kochila Mada village in Sibapur in Dhenkanal.