Nine kabaddi players killed in road accident in Odisha

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At least nine kabaddi players were killed and 15 others injured when a mini-truck carrying them overturned in Odisha’s Sundargarh district, police said on Sunday.

The accident occurred near Suarapalli on Lahunipara-Baharaposi road on Saturday evening. 

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Police said while three persons died on the spot, three others died on way to hospital. The injured were admitted to Ispat General Hospital. 

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The death toll could go up as several of the injured were in critical conditions, sources said. 

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Police said the mini-truck was carrying kabaddi players and their supporters of Sendhpur village in Bonai block. 

Sources said the driver lost control over the vehicle following which it overturned and fell off a small bridge. 

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Additional SP (Bonei) R.B. Panigrahi said police were inquiring into the incident.

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