2 Killed, 5 Critically Injured As Pick-Up Van Overturns In Odisha’s Malkangiri

Malkangiri: Two persons were killed and 5 others critically injured as a pick-up van carrying them overturned in the district on Friday afternoon.

According to sources, 7 persons of MPV 29 village had gone to sell their stock of Kendu leaves in the mandi at Bhejangbada in the morning. While they were returning to their village, the van driver lost control while giving way to a bike rider. As a result, the van overturned at Badaliguda square under Kalimela police limits.

On being informed, police rushed to the spot and with the help of the locals rescued all the seven villagers injured in the accident. They rushed the villagers to the hospital in MPV 21. After first aid, the villagers were shifted to the hospital in Kalimela.

Two of the injured villagers succumbed while undergoing treatment in the hospital, while the condition of others was stated to be critical. The police have seized the pick-up van and launched an investigation after registering a case.

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