Mini truck skids off road in Gajapati, 8 hurt

Paralakhemundi: In yet another tragic road mishap in the state, at least eight people were hurt after a mini truck overturned in Gumma block of Gajapati district today.

The mishap took place in the morning while the victims were en-route to Khajuriapada to bring wedding items by boarding the mini truck. While climbing up to Parasmbha ghat, the driver of the vehicle lost control over the wheels causing the vehicle to skid off to road and plunged into a nearby gorge.

After getting information, Paralakhemundi MLA K Surya Rao and some locals reached the accident spot and send the victims to district headquarters hospital for treatment.

Police reached the spot later in the day and recovered the mangled vehicle from the gorge.

One of the injured in the mishap has been shifted to MKCG Medical in Berhampur due to deteriorating condition.

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