Tractor overturns in Berhampur; 1 killed, over 15 hurt

Patrapur: A worker was killed and more than 15 others were seriously injured after a tractor overturned near Rajpur village in Patrapur block under Jarada police station limits in Ganjam.

Reportedly, the critically injured persons have been shifted to MKCG Medical College & Hospital Berhampur

The deceased woman was identified as Banita Sahu(40) while all the workers are said to be from Jagdevpur village under Khariaguda Police Outpost limits. Among the critical workers are Khadika Sahu, Sudashna Gowda, Sarita Sahu, Vrindavan Sahu, Narayan Sahu, Kadambari Pike, Tapi Sahu, Banalta Sahu, Indu Sahu, Saba Chand, A Naga, Shivani Sahu, A Lakshmi, Anusaya Chand.

On the instructions of the District Magistrate, Patrapur BDO Prakash Kumar Das and Berhampur Deputy District Magistrate V. Kirtivasan first reached the Patrapur Community Health Center and rushed the critically injured workers to the Berhampur hospital by ambulance.

According to the incident, the workers of Jagdevpur village of Khariaguda panchayat were engaged in a road work near Birsinghpur village in Chikiti block. After work, they were returning to the village this evening in a tractor. Fearing a snake was coming out of the tractor engine, the driver braked the vehicle.

As a result, the tractor lost its balance and overturned in a dam near Rajpur village. All the workers sitting in the rear tractor were seriously injured. Locals rescued them and admitted them to the Patrapur CHC for treatment.

Later, on the instructions of the district magistrate, Patrapur Video and the Deputy District Magistrate of Berhampur reached the Patrapur CHC and shifted the critically ill to Berhampur.