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Couple, son killed in car-truck collision in Odisha’s Dhenkanal

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Dhenkanal: A deadly collision between a car and a truck on NH-55 near Nimabahali under Motanga police limits in Odisha’s Dhenkanal district last night claimed lives of three persons of a family.

The deceased have been identified as Gobinda Chandra Tripathy (52) of Sadashivpur village under Odapada block, his wife Monalisa (47) and their 25-year-old son Saurav Tripathy, an employee of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL).

According to reports, the mishap took place while the trio was returning home in a car from Bhubaneswar Airport. A speeding truck collided head-on with the ill-fated car killing the three on the spot.

The driver of the truck fled the spot with the vehicle after the accident. On being informed, police reached the spot and seized the body for post-mortem.