Balasore: Four persons were critically injured after the car they were traveling in plunged into a roadside gorge on NH-60 near Nidhipanda under Rupsa limits Balasore district on Thursday.
Out of the four injured, three have been identified as the family members of one Kameshwar Patra of Chandaneshwar area of Balasore.
As per the report, the accident occurred when Patra’s wife and two children were returning back home from Nilagiri area of the district this morning.
A front tyre of the ill-fated vehicle suddenly burst, following which the driver lost control over the vehicle. The car later hit a pick-up van from behind and plunged into a roadside gorge near Nidhipanda from a height of over 40 feet skidding off the highway.
The victims were rescued by some passers-by. The injured have been admitted to a hospital in Balasore in critical condition, including a nine-year-old girl.