6 killed as Puri-bound SUV turns turtle in Jajpur

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Jajpur: In a major road accident, six persons were killed and two more injured as a SUV overturned near Neulapur square in Dharmasala in Jajpur district on Thursday.

While three of the passengers in the vehicle – two women and a child – died on the spot, three others succumbed to their injuries at the Badachana hospital.

Two passengers critically injured in the accident have been shifted to SCB medical college and hospital in Cuttack for treatment, police said. The deceased are yet to be identified.

Eyewitnesses said the Scorpio vehicle turned turtle at the Neulapur Sqaure on the NH-5 at around 11 am. The incident occurred when the vehicle was overtaking a truck, they added. The vehicle bearing West Bengal registration number was going to Puri.

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