One killed, 3 injured as truck overturns in Ganjam

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Ganjam: One person was killed while three others were injured as a truck overturned on State Highway-36, connecting Sikiri and Hinjli, in Ganjam district today.

The deceased was identified as Pramod Pradhan (45) of Keranditola village.

According to sources, the mishap occurred while the truck carrying fibres and tiles was en route to RMC Chhakk in Hinjlicut. The driver of the vehicle lost control over the wheels following which the vehicle turned turtle on the SH-36

Pradhan along with three others sustained critical injuries in the mishap. They were initially rushed to Hinjlicut Community Health Centre (CHC), sources added.

Later, the critically injured persons were shifted to the MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur as their health condition deteriorated. However, Pradhan died while undergoing treatment at the hospital.

On being informed, police reached the spot and seized the mangled vehicle.

A case of unnatural death has been registered into the incident and further investigation is underway, the police said.

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