Three killed as truck falls into gorge in Gajapati

Gajapati: At least three persons were killed after a 10-wheeler truck skidded off road and fell into Badapur Ghat under R.Udaygiri police limits of Gajapati district today.

It is suspected that the mishap occurred after the driver lost control of the steering wheel following which the truck fell down 100-ft from the cliff. The truck was reportedly carrying some relief materials including blankets from Paralakhemundi and was on its way to R. Udaygiri.

Following the incident, police and fire services personnel launched a massive rescue operation and recovered three bodies from the spot.

The deceased have been identified as the driver of the truck, Narayan Rao and owner Rama Rao while the identity of another person is yet to be ascertained.