Truck Helpers Killed in BSL

Two truck helpers were killed when a coal-laden truck ran over them at the Raw Material Gate road.

Published: 25th July 2015 07:24 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th July 2015 07:24 AM   |  A+A-

DHENKANAL: Two truck helpers were killed when a coal-laden truck ran over them at the Raw Material Gate road within the Bhusan Steel Limited premises at Kantabania on Friday.

The deceased are Narendra Pradhan and Chandan Sandha of Angul district. The plant workers rushed them to the District Headquarters Hospital where the doctors pronounced them as brought dead. Kantabania police said both the truck helpers had slept on the road after parking their trucks inside the plant on Thursday. On the wee hours of Friday, another truck after entering the plant ran over the two. Plant workers staged agitation demanding adequate compensation to the families of the deceased.

Assistant Director of Factories and Boilers, Bibhu Prasad said BSL has time and again violated safety guideline  leading to mishaps on the plant premises. A case was registered against BSL management by Prasad over the Friday’s accident.

Meanwhile, Kantabania police have detained Harihar Sahoo, driver of the truck.

Stay up to date on all the latest Odisha news with The New Indian Express App. Download now


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp