Separate road mishaps claims two lives, injures 8

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Keonjhar/Kendrapara: Separate road mishaps in Keonjhar and Kendrapara districts have claimed the lives of two persons and left eight others injured, among which one is stated to be critical.

In Keonjhar district, a van carrying six persons to a marriage ceremony lost control and overturned near Badapichhula Chhak last evening, killing a youth on spot and injuring five others.

While four of the injured persons were admitted to Harichandanpur Hospital after preliminary treatment at Pandapada Community Health Centre, the driver was shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital as his health condition worsened.

On being informed, police reached the spot and seized the youth’s body and the mangled vehicle.

Similarly, in Kendrapara district, a pickup van carrying four persons turned turtle near Chitraptola in Patkura area. An elderly man was killed on the spot while three others were injured in the mishap. The injured were rescued and rushed to Kendrapara District Headquarters Hospital (DHH).

According to sources, the mishap occurred when the passengers in the vehicle were returning home after attending a marriage function.

On being alerted, cops reached the spot and seized the body for postmortem, sources said.

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