4 killed, 16 injured as vehicle overturns in Odisha
(Eds: Updating with compensation announced by CM)
Malkangiri (Odisha), Feb 11 (PTI) 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, a senior police officer 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 Superintendent
of Police, Jagmohan Meena.
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.
Meanwhile, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik
expressed grief over loss of life in the road accident and
conveyed sympathies to the bereaved families.
The chief minister announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh
each to the next of kin of the deceased.
Patnaik also ordered free medical treatment for the
injured persons, an official in chief minister's office said.
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