Nine killed in truck accident

Berhampur: Nine persons died after a truck carrying them overturned at Luhajhal ghat near Adheisingh village in Gajapati district on Tuesday.

Six persons suffered critical injuries in the incident, which took place after the driver lost control over the wheels, and the vehicle skidded off the road and turned turtle.

Five persons - Milika Gamanga, Sita Gamanga, Gesani Gamanga, Meena Gamanga and Aswini Gamanga - were killed on the spot. Jinas Bhuyan and Maistan Bhuyan died at Paralakhemundi, while Sujan Gamanga and Abhiyan Bhuyan died on way to MKCG, the police said.

Chief minister Naveen Patnaik announced ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to the family members of the deceased.


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