18 November 2019
Mayurbhanj: Two people were killed and one was left in a critical state as an iron rod laden truck lost control and slid off National Highway (NH) 78 into a gorge of Bangiriposhi valley in Mayurbhanj district on Monday morning.
The truck was reportedly on its way to Kolkata when the accident occurred in between 7-8 am today. The truck somehow lost control and fell about 70 feet deep into the valley gorge.
Fire service personnel with the help of a few locals were able to rescue one Dilip Das and retrieved the bodies of the other two. Das was first taken to Bangirposhi hospital and then moved to Baripada hospital as his condition worsened.
The bodies were sent for autopsy and an investigation has been initiated.