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9 killed, 7 injured in road accident in Odisha

IANS  |  Bhubaneswar 

Nine labourers were killed and seven others injured when a tipper carrying them met with an accident at Luhajhar Ghat in Odisha's district on Tuesday, police said.

The truck, loaded with bricks, was on its way to Paralakhemundi from Gumma block along with the labourers when the lost control while negotiating a turn and the vehicle overturned and rolled down the ghats.

Five labourers died on the spot while four succumbed at the in Parlakhemundi, police said.

Chief Minister condoled the deaths and announced Rs 2 lakh ex gratia each to the bereaved families and free treatment for the injured.

Police along with locals rushed to the spot and launched a rescue operation after the accident.



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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 21:42 IST