Bhubaneswar: Two persons were killed and 23 others were injured in separate road accidents in Mayurbhanj, Nabarangpur and Nayagarh districts on Sunday.
Two persons died while three others were critically injured in a collision involving two motorcycles at Jharigaon Mehersahi of Nabarangpur.
One of the deceased has been identified as Jayram Shanta while identity of the other person is yet to be ascertained. The incident occurred when Jayram and his friends were returning after witnessing Ravana Podi utsav.
Three others, who were injured in the accident, have been admitted to district headquarters hospital.
In a separate incident, 18 people including 16 women were injured after a pick-up van they were travelling in overturned on National Highway no. 18 near Andharichhak under Kuliana police limits of Mayurbhanj district today.
Four out of the 18 injured have been admitted to Baripada hospital as they sustained multiple injuries.
All the injured are labourers and were travelling from Rasagovindpur area to Bisoi in the pickup van when the mishap occurred.
Two persons were critically injured after an ambulance turned turtle in Nayagarh. The injured were returning with the dead body of their relative from SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack to Dasapalla when the mishap took place, sources said.