Rourkela: One more succumbed to the injuries at hospital here last night taking the death toll to nine in Bonai mini truck accident. 15 others are being treated among whom condition of 10 are stated to be critical.
The tragic incident occurred when a mini truck fell off a bridge near Suarapalli under Lahunipada police limits in Sundergarh district yesterday. Three died on the spot while others were admitted to local hospital.
Source said the vehicle 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 State government will bear medical expenses of the injured, he added.