Bhubaneswar, April 26 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed and about 40 injured when a tractor carrying them turned turtle in a hilly area of Odisha’s Rayagada district Friday, an official said.
The tractor was carrying about 60 people in its trailer. They were returning home after attending a marriage in a nearby village.
The accident took place under Kalyansinghpur police station, 400 km from state capital Bhubaneswar, after a tyre of the tractor burst.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s office said in a statement hat the government would bear all the expenses of the treatment of the injured.
Patnaik has also directed the local administration to move the critically ill to neighbouring Visakhapatnam town for better treatment if it is required, the statement said.