Bonai: In a tragic incident, eight were killed and more than 10 injured as a mini truck fell off a bridge near Suarapalli under Lahunipada police limits in Sundergarh district today.
The injured were admitted to different hospitals for treatment.
Source said the mini truck was carrying Kabadi players who were going from Sendhapura to Dhudigaon to play Kabadi.
Meanwhile, chief minister Naveen Patnaik expressed grief over the deaths due to the mishap. He announced an ex-gratia of Rs 1 lakh each to the kin of the deceased.
The Sate government will bear medical expenses of the injured, he added.