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Three dead, 25 injured as tractor overturns in Gadchiroli

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

At least three women were killed and 25 others injured when a tractor carrying them overturned in district of on Thursday, police said.

The incident occurred around 2 pm at Dongar Mendha village in Desaiganj taluka, when the occupants of the tractor were returning home after casting their vote at Shankarpur polling centre, an said.

Polling for seven Lok Sabha constituencies in region, including the Naxal-affected Gadchiroli-Chimur seat, was held on Thursday.

"The incident took place around two kms away from The newly-constructed tar road had some gaps, due to which the of the tractor lost control and the vehicle overturned while negotiating a curve," he said.

"Three women died on the spot and 25 villagers sustained serious injuries," he said.

Police rushed to the spot after being alerted about the accident. The injured were shifted to a state-run hospital in Desaiganj, the said.

The of the tractor fled from the spot as he feared that the locals would thrash him, he said.

The has been booked and a search has been launched for him, police said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 18:15 IST
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