2 dead, 1 critical after tractor turns turtle

KalingaTV News Network

accidentSundergarh: Two labourers were killed and another sustained severe injury after a tractor carrying them turned turtle at Kundura Ghati under Hemagiri police limits in the district, this afternoon.

The deceased have been identified as Chandan and Santosh from Balasore districts. The identity of the injured is yet to be ascertained.

The mishap took place when a high power electrical tower setting up work was underway inside a farmland at Hemagiri, where a group at least 10 labourers had been engaged on duty. The victim trio was aboard a tractor carrying electric poles and other accessories to the spot, when driver suddenly lost control over the wheels causing it to overturn.

The trio sustained critical injury in the accident and were rushed to Hemagiri Community Health Centre (CHC) by fellow workers. Chandan and Santosh died while undergoing treatment and the condition of the third is stated to be critical.

Hemagiri police reached the hospital and sent the bodies for autopsy after lodging a case of unnatural death in the incident.

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