25 Women Labourers In Odisha Injured As Tractor Overturns

Nabarangpur: At least 25 women labourers were injured, six of them seriously, when a tractor carrying them overturned in Jharigram area of Odisha’s Nabarangpur district on Tuesday, police said.

Around 40 women labourers were proceeding to Sariapada from Purniguda in a tractor trolley for agriculture work when the vehicle lost balance near a sharp turn and overturned at Baiparibandh near Phupugam, a police officer said.

Soon after the mishap, police rushed to the spot and shifted the injured women labourers to the Community Health Centre (CHC) at Jharigam.

Six labourers, who had received serious injuries, were later shifted to the District Headquarter Hospital (DHH) here, the officer said.

Meanwhile, the police have seized the tractor and registered a case. The driver of the tractor had surrendered at the police station, the officer added.