Angul/ Nuapara: As many as four persons, including a pregnant woman, lost their lives in separate road accidents on Saturday.
A pregnant woman was among two persons killed near Komna when a pick-up van hit a Bolero vehicle. According to sources, the pick-up van was carrying the pregnant lady to the hospital when the ill-fated vehicle had an accident with a Bolero vehicle carrying members of a marriage party. Five more persons were injured in the accident.
In Angul, two persons died while six others were seriously injured after a passenger bus collided head-on with a truck. The accident occurred at Baisana Chhak under Handpa police limits. The deceased have been identified as Damburudhar Swain and Rajesh Sahoo.
The injured have been shifted to Angul hospital and are reported to be out of danger.
Notably, around 35-40 persons were travelling in the ill-fated bus. Surviving passengers have blamed rash driving by the bus driver as the cause of the accident.