A labourer died and another sustained serious injuries when they got crushed while binding iron rods at the under-construction Bomikhal overbridge in Bhubaneswar on Thursday night.

Authorities were yet to ascertain the cause of the incident till last reports came in.

The same overbridge was in the news in September last year when it had caved in during construction, killing one person and injured many.

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Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had ordered a high-level inquiry after the incident and an engineer and a few others had been arrested. While there was a demand for blacklisting the construction firm, which allegedly had links with the ruling Biju Janata Dal, it continued to do the work.

The overbridge was sanctioned in 2009-10.