Nabarangpur, Apr 24: In yet another road mishap in the State, at least five passengers sustained critical injuries after an auto-rickshaw carrying then overturned near Sorishapadar village under Papadahandi block in Nabarangpur district on Saturday.
The accident took place early in the morning while at least seven residents of Bakatiguda village under Koshagumuda block were en-route to Nabarangpur from Kodinga in some work.
It is suspected that, the driver of the auto lost control over the vehicle either due to reckless driving or dozing off at wheels to cause the overturn.
Among the passengers Dumu Gouda, Maniram Gouda, Jagabandhu Bisoyi, Purna Bisoyi and Lalit Gouda turned critical post the crash. They were rushed to Papadahandi Community Health Centre (CHC) by the local police later in the morning.
The auto involved in the accident was seized by police subsequently.