1 killed, 25 injured as marriage party vehicle meets with accident

Nabarangpur: In a fateful incident, one person was killed and 25 members of a marriage party, including women and children, sustained injuries when their vehicle rammed into a roadside tree near Hatibadia area under Jharigaon block here on Friday. At least eight of them have been seriously injured in the accident.

According to sources, the vehicle, carrying the marriage party, was coming from Deobuk in Chhattisgarh to Haladigaon in Raighar for the wedding ceremony when the driver lost control over the vehicle and subsequently the vehicle overturned after it rammed into a tree.

The driver died on the spot after being crushed under the vehicle while over 25 sustained injuries in the accident.

Getting information, police and fire personnel rushed to the spot and rescued them.

The injured were initially rushed to Jharigaon community health center and eight of them later shifted to Nabarangpur District Headquarters Hospital after their condition deteriorated.

“Total 25 persons were admitted to Jharigaon hospital and eight have been referred to the headquarters hospital. The ones who have been referred are in a critical condition. There is one casualty and rest all in this hospital are stable now,” said Dr Smruti, Jharigaon CHC.