Mob ransacks ambulance after delay following death of 2 girls

Dhenkanal: Tension erupted at Dhanianali village under Nihalaprasad police limits of Dhenkanal district after an irate mob went berserk vandalising an ambulance carrying a pregnant woman.

Sources said two minor girls of the village- Purnima Hembram and Rajani Hembram- drowned in a village pond. However, villagers thinking them to be alive had called a 108 ambulance. However, the ambulance did not turn up.

Irate over the incident, locals intercepted another 102 ambulance which was passing through the area carrying a pregnant woman and ransacked the vehicle. According to sources, the protesters thrashed the ambulance driver following which he fled the spot.

After being informed, police officials reached the spot and rescued the pregnant woman and admitted her to the hospital.