Yet another major road mishap as at least eight persons were killed and 35 others were injured when a mini-truck carrying them got skid off the road.
The vehicle then fell into a gorge in the forested area of Odisha’s Kandhamal district, as per sources.
It is said that the mini-truck from Suluma was carrying 50-60 people.
The vehicle was headed for a programme organised by a church.
The administration sources suspect that the driver lost control after which the mini-truck slipped down a ghat near Kandhamal’s Baliguda.
It was said that police officers, forest personnel and local residents helped in the rescue operations.