New Delhi: Seven people were killed and several others were injured after a bus transporting labourers from Ganjam in Odisha to Surat in Gujarat, collided with a truck at Cheri Khedi in Raipur, Chhattisgarh on Saturday morning. Also Read - PM Modi to Interact With Fitness Influencers to Celebrate One Year of 'Fit India Movement' on Thursday

Meanwhile, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to the families of the deceased. Also Read - PM Modi to Stock of COVID-19 Situation, Chair High-Level Meeting With CMs of 7 Worst-hit States Today

“CM Naveen Patnaik has announced Rs 2 lakhs each to the next of the kin of seven people, residents of Ganjam, who died in a bus accident in Raipur, Chhattisgarh. The CM has directed Minister Susanta Singh to immediately proceed to Raipur to extend necessary assistance”, the CMO said in a statement. Also Read - MS Dhoni Gets Slammed For Not Coming up The Order And Negative Mindset During RR vs CSK Dream11 IPL Match in Sharjah