KalingaTV News Network
Gajapati: At least five persons were killed and 11 others sustained injury after a brick-laden dumper carrying them skidded off Luhajhar Ghati road under Kashinagar block in the district and turned turtle.
The deceased include four women who have been identified as Ishwani Gamang, Sita Gamang, Silata Gamang and Darshani Gamang of Anukumbha village. Another deceased who hails from Tuburuda village has been identified as Mena.
The incident took place at around 9 AM in the morning today while the dumper was on its way to Paralakhemundi carrying a bricks consignment from Anukumbha village. Driver of the dumper which was also carrying 16 labourers on board lost control over the wheels while driving up to the Luhajhar Ghati road causing the vehicle to skid off it and overturn. While five labourers boarding the vehicle died on the spot following the accident 11 others sustained injuries.
All the injured were rescued from the mangled dumper by police and fire brigade teams which reached the spot later in the day. The injured were rushed to the Paralakhemundi District Headquarters Hospital where at least eight of them turned critical.
Meanwhile, the District Collector, Tehsildar and Paralakhemundi MLA K Surya Rao have reached the spot to take stock of the situation.