Pick-up van overturns in Mayurbhanj; two killed, 20 hurt

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Mayurbhanj: Two persons were killed while 20 others injured after the pick-up van they were travelling in overturned near Dhanagera in Udala in Mayurbhanj district.

The deceased persons have been identified as Sulochana Biswal and Doupadi Khandei of Arabandha area.

As per sources, the pick-up van, carrying around 25 passengers, was headed to Athardeula from Arabandha when the driver lost control and the vehicle overturned near Dhanagera. Locals rescued the injured and rushed them to Baripada hospital.

On being informed, police reached the spot and launched a probe into the matter. While the actual cause behind the accident is yet to be ascertained, it suspected that the mishap occurred due to over speeding, sources added.

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