Four killed, dozens injured in separate road mishaps

Bhubaneswar: As many as four persons were killed while around 45 passengers were injured in road accidents at two separate places in Odisha today.

In the first incident, three persons were killed and 35 left injured after a pickup van carrying labourers turned turtle at Mangalpur chhak near Mahakalpada in Kendrapara district. All the injured were initially rushed to district headquarters hospital. Later eight persons were shifted to Cuttack SCB Medical College and Hospital after their condition deteriorated. Sources said the pickup van was carrying labourers to Pattamundai for work.

Similarly, one person was killed while more than 25 sustained injuries after a bus enroute to Bhubaneswar hit a stationary truck near Bataharichandanpur in Ghatgaon. The private bus named Swastik was travelling from Barbil. Four persons who were severely injured in the mishap have been shifted to Cuttack SCB.