At least four persons, including 2 women, were killed and 16 others injured, when a passenger vehicle carrying them overturned in Malkangiri district on Monday, police said.
The accident occurred when the driver of the vehicle lost control of it while negotiating a sharp bend and it overturned near Pangam, said Inspector In-Charge of Mathili police station John Kujur.
While three persons, including a woman, died on the spot, another woman succumbed to injuries during treatment in hospital. All the 17 injured persons were first taken to the Community Health Centre (CHC) at Mathili, police said.
Some of the injured were later shifted to the district headquarters hospital at Malkangiri, where the condition of four was stated to be serious, Kujur said.
The victims were proceeding from Siraguda to attend a function at Mathili.