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Truck overturns in Gajapati 9 killed, several critical 

 

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Gajapati,13/02/18:Seven persons were killed and nine were injured after a brick-laden truck overturned near Luhajhar ghati in Gumma block of Paralakhemundi in Gajapati district on Tuesday.

 

According to reports, the mishap occurred after the driver of the truck lost control and the vehicle fell into a 50-ft gorge below. The truck was carrying  nearly 16 labourers on board when the vehicle skidded off the road.

 

Five persons died on the spot while two others died while undergoing treatment at the hospital.

 

Following the tragic incident, police along with locals and officials of health department immediately rushed to the spot and had launched a rescue operation.

 

Later, all the injured were shifted to the nearest hospital while the condition of two persons is said to be critical.

 

 

 

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