33 injured as van overturns in Nabarangpur

Nabarangpur: Thirty-three persons, including 20 children and 9 women, were injured when a van they were travelling in overturned in Nabarangpur district today, police said.

The victims, mostly tribals from Ramasha village in Jharigam Block, were on their way to Papadahandi to witness the ‘Bahuda Yatra’ of Lord Jagannath when the accident took place on Umerkote-Papadahandi state highway, police said.

The injured were taken to the Community Health Centre (CHC) at Papadahandi and 11 of them, including 4 children and 5 women, were later shifted to the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) here for treatment, they added.