Kendrapara: In a tragic incident, at least five persons were killed and another one sustained critical injuries after a car in which they were travelling rammed into a truck near Alabanka chhak under Derabis police limits in Odisha’s Kendrapara district late last night.
The mishap took place when six members of a dance group were returning to Kendrapara from Panikoili in a car. The speeding vehicle hit a stationary truck parked on roadside killing five of them on the spot under the impact of the collision. All of them were crushed to death inside the mangled car.
The deceased have been identified as Rajesh Jena, Debasish Sethy, Harekrushna Sahu (driver) and Deepak Jalandhar. The identity of another deceased person was yet to be established, till last reports came in.
On being informed, police and Fire personnel reached the spot, rescued the injured one and admitted him to the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.