Contractor killed, driver hurt after car rams into tree in Rayagada

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Rayagada: A contractor was killed and his driver injured after the car they were travelling in rammed into a roadside tree near Gumuda in Rayagada district.

The deceased person has been identified as Madhu Sahu, a contractor by profession.

According to sources, the mishap occurred when the contractor and his driver were on their way to Rayagada from Berhampur. Meanwhile, the car driver lost control over the wheels, as a result, the vehicle skidded off the road and rammed into a roadside tree.

While the contractor died on the spot, the car driver sustained injuries in the mishap. He was later admitted to a nearby hospital for treatment.

On being informed, police reached the spot and sent the body for post mortem. Cops also seized the mangled vehicle and registered a case regarding the incident, sources said.

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