Baripada: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday announced Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia for next of the kin of the five deceased, who were killed in Mayurbhanj road accident on February 17.
The chief minister also expressed his deep condolence for bereaved family members of the five deceased.
On February 17, a musical band was returning to Bagabuda village in the tractor after performing at Damanasahi. near Dhipasahi, the driver lost control, following which the vehicle skidded off the road and overturned into a roadside farmland, around 15 ft below the road.
While one person died on the spot, around 40 others suffered injuries in the road mishap. Later, four others succumbed to injuries. The deceased included four from Odisha and one from Jharkhand.