Three lives lost, new life emerges after fatal mishap

A Woman delivered a baby girl inside a van that met with a fatal accident, claiming three lives, at Letingia Ghat near Sirtiguda under K Nuagaon police limits in Kandhamal district on Tuesday.

Published: 05th July 2017 07:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th July 2017 07:53 AM   |  A+A-

The ill-fated vehicle which met with accident at Letinga Ghat | Express

By Express News Service

BERHAMPUR/PHULBANI:  A Woman delivered a baby girl inside a van that met with a fatal accident, claiming three lives, at Letingia Ghat near Sirtiguda under K Nuagaon police limits in Kandhamal district on Tuesday.

The woman, Masia Pradhan, suffered labour pain and her parents called up 102 ambulance which did not turn up. They then arranged a private vehicle in which Masia and 13 others left for the nearest health centre at K Nuagaon. On the way, the driver lost control over the steering wheel as a result of which, the vehicle hit a boundary wall of the ghat and overturned. While three persons, including two women and the driver, died on the spot, Masia delivered a baby girl.

The other passengers called up 108 ambulance which carried Masia and her newborn along with the injured persons to Baliguda Sub-divisional hospital. The condition of the baby girl and her mother is stable.The deceased are driver Garbel Pradhan (35), Mandari Pradhan(38) and Simuli Pradhan(36).

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