Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar/Balasore, Feb 14:
In a tragic incident a family of Balasore district which was accompanying the corpse of one of its members in an ambulance from Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh to Odisha skidded off the road near Visakhapatnam in which another four members of the family were killed today, reports said.
The dead include two women and a 10-month old infant. At least five more are injured in the accident.
They have been admitted to the King George Government Hospital at Visakhapatnam.
The deceased and injured persons hail from Aaruhabruti village under Bhograi block in Balasore district.
As per reports, one of their family members had died in Hyderabad and they were carrying the body of the dead in an ambulance to their village. They had left Hyderabad yesterday. The accident took place today in the afternoon at Yalmanchaly about 60KM from Visakhapatnam when the ambulance skidded off a culvert and hit a tree.
While three including a woman died on the spot, another women and a 10-month old child succumbed to their injuries at the hospital, reports added.
As news spread of the accident a pall of gloom has descended in Aaruhabruti village.