Kandhamal: Eight persons were killed and several others injured as a mini-truck overturned at Bangadadua ghat in Kandhamal district on Tuesday.
Sources said the mishap occurred when the vehicle carrying over 40 persons was on the way to Brahmanigaon from Gadapur for an event. The driver of the vehicle lost control over the wheels following which the mini-truck turned turtle and plunged into a gorge.
While four persons died on the spot, four others died on their way to the hospital and over 30 others sustained critical injuries in the mishap.
The injured persons have been rushed to the hospitals in Brahmanigaon, Mohana and Daringbadi.
The critically injured persons are being shifted to the MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur, sources said.