The tragic incident occurred when Dillip’s bike crashed into a tree near Biswanathpur village under Gondia Police limits when he was rushing back home after hearing about his wife's death.
Sources informed that the lift's door lock was malfunctioning since many days due to which the door opened even though the lift compartment didn't arrive on the floor.
The accident occurred more than 90 km from Alipurduar Junction.
Chief Minister Hemant Soren condoled the deaths and directed the district administration to ensure proper treatment of the injured persons.
While 3 youths died on spot, 6 others were grievously injured. The injured persons have been rushed to a hospital in Raikia for treatment.
Ampani Police rushed to the spot after getting information and rushed the critically injured driver Sahu to Community Health Centre (CHC) at Kokasara in Kalahandi district. However, Sahu was declared dead by the doctors.
Meanwhile, train services under the Ranchi-Rourkela railway division have been affected leading to the cancellation and diversion of routes of many trains.
The rising cases of deaths and injuries resulting from road accidents have been a major concern in Odisha. The State registered 4,738 fatalities due to road mishaps in 2020. The same year, around 5,000 suffered injuries, State Transport Minister Padmanabha Behera informed at the State level Road Safety Council meeting on Thursday.
In Odisha, the fatality rate (death per 100 accidents) is 48 compared to the national average of 36, according to the data shared by the State Transport Department.
Haldia Refinery is undertaking shutdown and maintenance of various major units and the fire broke out at around 3 pm at the motor spirit quality (MSQ) unit.
The bus with 47 passengers onboard from Velurupadu was on its way to Jangareddygudem. About a dozen passengers were injured and shifted to hospital.
Demanding compensation for the kin of the deceased, the aggrieved people staged a blockade on the road connecting places such as G.Udaygiri, Tikabali, Raikia and Sarangad from Paburia by keeping the dead body of the deceased.
At least 30 people sustained injuries after a bus overturned in Sebakapur village under Raygad block of Gajapati district in the wee hours of Tuesday.
In another incident in Sundargarh district, a person was killed while two others were injured when one of the tyres of a vibratory roller machine burst in Bonai.
The incident happened at around 3 a.m. in the morning when an overcrowded matador carrying a dead body lost control and hit a stone-chip loaded truck standing by the side of the road.