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Odisha: Six electrocuted as bus touches live wire in Dhenkanal

Updated: Sep 21, 2016 09:07 IST

Dhenkanal (Odisha) [India], Sept. 21 (ANI): At least six people died and 25 others injured after the bus carrying them came in contact with a high tension electric wire in Odisha's Dhenkanal district.

The incident took place near Saraswati Sishu Mandir Chawk of Bhubana town. The bus was taking a detour due to a blockade on the main road and came in contact with a dangling 11 KV live wire.

As reported, the bus was on its way to Kamakshyanagar from Jajpur.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced an ex-gratia of Rs. two lakhs compensation to next of kin of the dead. (ANI)