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Five farm labourers killed, 12 injured in van accident

Press Trust of India  |  Baripada (Odisha) 

Five farm labourers, including three women, were killed and 12 others seriously injured when a van carrying them overturned in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district today.

The pick-up van, carrying the agriculture workers from Baisinga area, was proceeding towards Udala when it lost control and overturned near Damasahi, Inspector In-Charge of Udala police station Ratikanta Giri said.

The injured are undergoing treatment at the sub-divisional hospital at Udala where their condition was stated to be serious, police said.

The driver of the van fled from the spot.

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First Published: Sun, August 13 2017. 14:32 IST