Paralakhemundi: A mini truck met with an accident today in Gumma block of Paralakhemindi area in Gajapati district today, injuring eight people.
The vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a gorge near Konda-Parasambha ghat in Paralakhemundi.
According to reports, the eight people belong to Parasambha village and were on the way carrying belongings for a wedding to Khajuripada when the mini truck lost balance and overturned.
The injured were rescued by Paralakhemundi MLA K Surya Rao and passersby and then rushed to Paralakhemundi district headquarter hospital.
“One of them is critically injured and has been referred to MKCG hospital in Berhampur. The doctors are currently treating the injured,” informed the MLA.