Kotpad mishap: CM Naveen, PM Modi express grief over loss of lives


Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expressed deep grief over the loss of lives in the tragic road mishap that took place near Kotpad in Koraput district last night.



Prime Minister Narendra Modi also extended his condolences to the bereaved family of the deceased. He tweeted, “My thoughts are with all those who have lost their dear ones in the tragic accident at Koraput, Odisha. I hope the injured recover at the earliest.”

At least 10 people were killed and 15 others injured after a pick-up van carrying them overturned in Odisha’s Koraput district on Sunday, a police officer said. While 10 people died on the spot, the 15 injured were taken to a hospital at Kotpad, Koraput Superintendent of Police Varun Guntupalli said.

The accident took place near Murtahandi under Kotpad police station limits when a group of around 30 people from neighbouring Chhattisgarh were returning to their village after attending a mourning ritual of a relative.

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