Jeypore: In a tragic incident, a labourer was killed and three others critically injured after a truck they were travelling in skidded off the road and fell into a gorge near Mantriamba village under Baipariguda police limits in Koraput district late last night.
However, the identity of the deceased is yet to be ascertained.
Sources said the truck loaded with limestone was en-route to Malkangiri from Rayagada. The incident took place when the driver of the truck lost control over the vehicle, following which it fell into a Ghati. Four of the five labourers, who were travelling in the truck, got trapped beneath the limestone.
On receiving information, a fire brigade team rushed to spot for a rescue drive. While one of them had died under the debris by the time the firefighting staff reached the spot, four others were rescued. Three critically-injured labourers were later admitted to hospital for treatment.