Koraput: The death toll in the Koraput road accident has increased to nine, informed Koraput SP Varun Guntupalli on Sunday.
The incident occurred after a pick-up van they were travelling in overturned on National Highway 326 near Murtahandi under Kotpad police limits on Sunday evening.
The injured persons have been admitted at Kotpad hospital and Saheed Laxman Nayak Medical College and Hospital in Koraput. Several injured persons have also been shifted to Jagadalpur hospital.
They came from Nagarnar area of Chhattisgarh to attend a death ritual in Kotpad.