One dies, another critical in a landslide in Umerkote

Umerkote: One person was killed while another sustained critical injuries in a landslide at Hugulahandi under Umerkote block of Nabarangpur district yesterday. They had gone to a nearby hill to collect stones.

The deceased was identified as Bandhu Bhatra. The injured person, identified as Dasrath Gond, was admitted at Umerkote Community Health Centre.

According to sources, three persons had gone to the hill to dig up stones, when the tragic incident happened.

Talking to media persons, Umerkote IIC Birendra Kumar Senapati said, “Due to landslide and rolling down of rocks Dasrath was injured and Bandhu expired on his way to hospital. A UD Case No 12/17 has been registered and we are continuing investigation on the case.”