PIL seeks damage for train mishap victims

 Raising the issue of lack of railway safety in the backdrop of the death of 14 persons at an unmanned level-crossing at Khairapalli near Sambalpur last week, social activist and advocate Prabir Kumar Das on Tuesday filed a PIL in the Odisha High Court seeking at least Rs 10-lakh compensation to the family of each

Tragedy sparked tension in the area, Sambalpur

Yesterday, 24th august 2012, thirteen persons were killed and six injured when the Rourkela-Bhubaneswar Intercity rammed into a three-wheeler at an unmanned level crossing at Khairpali, about 15 km from Sambalpur. Local people blocked the tracks on demanding the immediate construction of gates at the level crossing and suitable compensation to the victims’ families. “We have repeatedly