Seventeen Dussehra revelers killed in road accident near Dasamantapur

Injured persons being helped out from the ambulance 
Koraput.October.7: Seventeen persons were killed and 40 others injured when a tipper truck carrying Dussehra revelers overturned near Dasamantapur in Koraput district on Friday early hours.
The overturned truck
Tipper truck accident
According to sources the vehicle was carrying 76 people, who were returning home after watching Dussehra celebrations in Dasamantapur. The incident took place near Dasamantapur, when the driver of the speeding truck lost control of the vehicle while taking a sharp turn. As the accident news spread the people of Dasamantapur and the staff of Dasamantapur community health center reached the spot and gave first aid to the injured. District Health Officer Mr. Nisikant Kora reached Dasamantapur to assess the situation.
An injured person
An injured woman
Fourteen people died on the spot and three people, identified as Naveen Muduli, Kuni Muduli and Kunna Kosa succumbed to injuries in the hospital. The injured were admitted in near by hospitals, 15 of the seriously injured people were shifted to the district head quarters hospital in Koraput. According to hospital authorities the condition of Narapati Jani, Chanchal Pradhan, Ranu Santa, Kaliya Santa, Dayamayi Jani, Gannu Muduli, Basanti Muduli,  Saibhanu Jani, Dhanamati Jani, Jamata Kosla, Chanchala Mudulu and Babula Kosla said to be critical.
An injured boy
Koraput district collector Mr.Sachin Ramchandra Yadav, D.I.G of Police, South West Odisha, Mr.Soumendra Priyadarshi and Dasamantapur block officer visited the injured and their family members in the hospital. The victims belongs to Bedapodar, Mangalguda, Semeritotaguda and Panjaguda villages under Dasamantapur block. 


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