Sanakhemundi, Feb 23: One labourer died while 17 others were injured as the tractor in which they were travelling overturned near Rajapur here in Ganjam district today.
The deceased has been identified as Banita Sahoo (40).
According to locals, the labourers were returning back home in a tractor after completing their work at a road construction site. While on the way, the driver lost his control over the wheels and it overturned near the Rajapur area.
Banita succumbed to her injuries at the spot while the other injured were admitted to Patrapur Hospital. Later, five of the 17 injured were shifted to MKCG Hospital as their condition deteriorated.
On being informed, the Jarada police along with the Tehsildar and BDO visited the hospital to enquire about the labourers’ condition.