At least four persons, including 2 women, were killed and 16 others injured, when a passenger vehicle carrying them overturned in Malkangiri district on Monday, police said.
The accident occurred when the driver of the vehicle lost control of it while negotiating a sharp bend and it overturned near Pangam, 25 km from here, said Inspector In-Charge of Mathili police station John Kujur.
While three persons, including a woman, died on the spot, another woman succumbed to injuries during treatment in hospital, police said.
All the 17 injured persons were first taken to the Community Health Centre (CHC) at Mathili.
Some of the injured were later shifted to the district headquarters hospital at Malkangiri, where the condition of four was stated to be serious, Kujur said.
The victims were proceeding from Siraguda to attend a function at Mathili.
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