Kalahandi/Koraput: As many as 26 persons were critically injured in two separate road mishaps that took place at Kalahandi’s Rampur area and Nandapur in Koraput on Saturday.
In the first incident, 20 labourers sustained critical injuries as a tractor carrying them met an accident at Baghada under Rampur police limits in Kandhamal district.
According to sources, the victims in the tractor (OD 08E 1519), were heading to Bahadahat from Talanagi for work at a road construction site.
Meanwhile, the driver of the tractor lost control over it and the vehicle overturned. Soon the passersby rescued the injured and rushed them to Tentulikhunta community health centre.
All the injured are from Murza and Talanagi areas, sources said.
In another incident, six members of a family sustained critical injuries after an auto-rickshaw, in which they were going to a marriage party rammed into a roadside tree.
The injured were rushed to a local hospital. On the other, the local police rushed to the spot and sized the auto-rickshaw.