KORAPUT: At least four persons were killed on the spot and 11 others seriously injured after the pick-up van in which they were travelling overturned in on Monday afternoon. According to police, the incident took place around 1 pm while the vehicle was on its way from Pangam to Mathili under Mathili police limits.
“It was a Tata Magic vehicle and as many as 15 passengers were travelling in it. Owing to overloading the driver lost control near Salapadar and it got overturned,” said SP (Malkangiri) Jagmohan .
According to the SP, all the 11 injured persons were immediately shifted to the Mathili community health centre for preliminary treatment and they might be shifted to the district headquarters hospital if required.
“We have detained the driver of the vehicle for interrogation. A case has been registered and investigation is on. Necessary action will be taken against the driver once we complete our interrogation,” the SP said.