Bhubaneswar: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik announced Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia to the next of the kind of deceased who were killed in a road accident near Raipur in Chhattisgarh.

Chief minister has also announced free medical treatment to the injured and wished their speedy recovery.

Patnaik has expressed deep grief at the tragic death of 7 persons of Ganjam district in the road accident.The chief minister conveys his deep sympathy to the bereaved families and announces exgratia of Rs 2lakh each from CMRF to the next of the kin of the deceased .

The chief minister has directed minister Sushant Singh to immediately proceed to Raipur to extend necessary assistance to the victims of accident .

He also asked DGP to remain in touch with DG chhatisgarh for coordination.