14 Odia labourers stranded in South Africa, plead state govt to ensure their safe return
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Bhubaneswar, Nov. 12 -- As many as 14 Odia labourers from the coastal district of Kendrapara have been allegedly held captive in a plywood company in South Africa where they are also allegedly being tortured by the company staff.
Their ordeal came to the fore after some of the stranded workers requested Odisha government for their rescue.
As per reports, 14 people from Rajkanika block in Kendrapara were engaged in a plywood company at Gabon. However, they have alleged that the company employees tortured them. They further alleged that the owner of the company neither cleared their salaries for the last four months nor allowed them to return to the country. Being stranded on the company premises, the labourers are spending time like pris...
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