At least seven persons including four women died and eight others were injured today as a brick-laden truck in which they were sitting, turned turtle and fell down about 80 feet in Odisha's Gajapati district, police said.
The incident took place at around 10.30 am while the vehicle was crossing Luhajhar ghat of Gumma block near here, they said, adding, five of them died on the spot and two others in hospital.
The deceased who died at the spot have been identified as Milika Gomang, Sita Gomang, Esponi Gomang, Gasini Gomang and Mena Bhuyan.
Junesh Bhuyan and Mahistan Bhuyan succumbed to injuries at the district headquarters hospital, Parlakhemundi, where four of the injured are also admitted.
The other four who were injured have been sifted to MKCG medical college hospital in Berhampur.
The district administration has given Rs 10,000 to the family of the deceased out of the Red Cross fund and treatment expenses have been taken care of, Additional District Magistrate Dhrubraj Pandey said.
Parlakhemundi police have registered a case in connection with the incident and further investigation is on, said SDPO Thakur Patra.
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