Rice mill wall collapses in Dhenkanal; 4 killed, several hurt

Dhenkanal: At least four persons were killed and several others injured after the wall of a rice mill collapsed on them near Alasua market in Dhenkanal district today.
According to sources, the wall of an abandoned rice mill near the busy market suddenly caved in while scores of vehicles were parked at the spot.
All the rescued persons were immediately admitted to District Headquarters Hospital. While four persons have been declared “dead” by the doctors, others are being treated at the hospital.
Rescue operations by ODRAF and Odisha Fire Services personnel are underway but it is feared that several persons are still trapped under the debris.
Following the incident, palpable tension sparked in the area. Police personnel have been deployed in the area in order to avoid any untoward situation.

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