February 2020
11:14 AM IST
News Headlines
Ishant is hitting good areas, Prithvi should follow instincts: Kohli hints on playing XI        PCB chief hints at Pakistan giving up Asia Cup hosting rights        First 5G handset in India likely to be priced at Rs 50,000        Coronavirus outbreak to hit global growth; to have limited impact on India: RBI Guv        Death toll from China virus surges past 2,000        Necessary to prevent statelessness when nationality laws are changed: UN chief        Maha CM visits Shivneri Fort on Shivaji''s birth anniversary        Can transport minister come to explain govt proposal for introducing EVs, asks SC        SC upheld right to protest but other citizens also have rights: Interlocutors at Shaheen Bagh        Won't rule out playing 2023 World Cup, says Taylor        Sachin Tendulkar wins Laureus Sporting Moment Award for 2011 WC triumph        Messi, Hamilton share Laureus World Sportsman of Year honour; Biles gets third award        Kerala tourism eyes robust growth in domestic tourist footfalls in 2020        RBI Governor says no reason to doubt govt will meet fiscal deficit targets        UK budget on March 11 as planned: new finance minister        Wuhan hospital director dies of coronavirus        Opening of Kartarpur Corridor practical proof of Pakistan's desire for peace, says UN chief        People of Delhi taught a lesson to BJP which it will remember for long time: Gehlot        Delhi court sends Sharjeel to judicial custody till Mar 3 in New Friends Colony anti-CAA violence case        Prashant Kishor questions Nitish Kumar's development in Bihar        
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | Health   | About Deepika 
National News
10 bus passengers electrocuted to death in Odisha
Berhampur: At least 10 people, including six women, were electrocuted and burnt to death while 22 injured when their bus came in contact with a power transmission line in Golanthara area of Odisha's Ganjam district on Sunday, officials said.

While five persons died on the spot, five others were declared dead at MKCG Medical College and Hospital here and at SCB Medical College Hospital in Cuttack, Ganjam District Collector Vijay Amruta Kulange and Berhampur Superintendent of Police Pinak Mishra said.

The dead included an 11-year-old boy who succumbed to his injuries on way to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack, Emergency Officer of the hospital BN Maharana said.

Five other injured persons received by us are in a highly critical condition, he said.

The incident occurred near Mandarajpur when a part of the bus carrying around 40 passengers caught fire after coming in contact with an 11 KV power transmission line, Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) of Berhampur Sadar Jayant Kumar Mohapatra said.

Immediately after the accident, local people along with fire service and police personnel swung into action.

The blaze has been extinguished. Those trapped inside the vehicle have been rescued after disconnecting the transmission line's power supply, Chief Fire Officer (CFO) Sukant Sethi said.

He said preliminary information suggests that the luggage carrier of the bus came in contact with the transmission line along the road when the driver tried to give way to a two-wheeler on the narrow road.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik condoled the deaths and announced an ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to the families of the deceased. He also announced that free medical treatment would be provided to the injured, an official said.

State Transport Minister Padmanabha Behera said a thorough inquiry would be conducted into the incident and strict action would be taken against the guilty.

Union Petroleum and Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, who hails from Talcher in Odisha expressed shock over the incident and prayed for speedy recovery of the injured.

Seeking a thorough probe into it, Pradhan said concrete steps must be taken to prevent recurrence of such incidents.

Berhampur SP Pinak Mishra said an inquiry into the incident has been initiated and further action would be launched on the basis of the findings.

Power distribution agency SOUTHCO will examine the circumstances that led to the accident and appropriate action will be taken on the basis of their report, he said.

Odisha Power Transmission Corporation (OPTCL) CMD, Saurav Garg said, the SOUTHCO has been asked to give a detailed report about the transmission line at the site, including the height of the 11 KV wires.

Maha CM visits Shivneri Fort on Shivaji''s birth anniversary
Can transport minister come to explain govt proposal for introducing EVs, asks SC
People of Delhi taught a lesson to BJP which it will remember for long time: Gehlot
Delhi court sends Sharjeel to judicial custody till Mar 3 in New Friends Colony anti-CAA violence case
SC directs Centre to grant permanent commission to women officers in Army within 3 months
CDS Gen Rawat unveils big ticket military reform agenda
Seven charred to death as their car hits truck and catches fire on Agra Lucknow Expressway
Jamia committee releases video of paramilitary personnel attacking students in library on Dec 15
Kejriwal calls ministers-designate for dinner ahead of swearing-in, discusses development roadmap
Shaheen Bagh protesters say ready to meet Shah, but onus on govt to call them for talks
SC allows Karti Chidambaram to travel to UK, France
Trump visit: Cong says AMC building wall to mask slum area
People of Delhi wanted to defeat BJP at all costs: Shukla
Decriminalising politics: SC directs parties to publicise pending criminal cases of candidates
Delhi Court defers Nirbhaya case hearing plea for issuance of death warrant till Feb 17
Fresh batch of 25 envoys in JK on 2-day govt-facilitated trip
Go for surgical action to revive Cong:Moily after poll debacle
Cong''s second successive duck in Delhi polls, gets least-ever votes
Coronavirus: Over 1.97 lakh travellers from 1,818 flights screened so far
KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi's judicial custody extended
'Joker' earns Joaquin Phoenix his maiden Oscar
 Los Angeles: Hollywood star Joaquin Phoenix finally ended his dry run at the Oscars as he picked up  
'Batman' script is beautiful, dark and moving: Colin Farrell
Scriptwriting is underrated: Ayushmann Khurrana
Abhishek Bachchan starts filming 'Bob Biswas'
Death toll from China virus surges past 2,000
 Beijing, Feb 19 (PTI) The death toll from the coronavirus epidemic in China crossed the 2,000-mark o
Necessary to prevent statelessness when nationality laws are changed: UN chief
UK budget on March 11 as planned: new finance minister
Wuhan hospital director dies of coronavirus
Two forest dept officials killed in wildfire
 Thrissur: Two forest department officials were on Sunday charred to death in a wildfire at Wadakkanc
CPI(M) expels two student activists held for Maoist links
Surendran new Kerala BJP President
Student who tested Positive for coronavirus discharged
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2020 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.