Sidharth Tanmoy Dash

Khurda/Dharmagarh: As many as four persons died in separate road mishaps across the State late last night.

Two people were killed in a gruesome accident when a car they were travelling in fell off a bridge near Talakheta in Jatani.

According to reports, the mishap occurred when three persons including the driver were returning in the car from Jatni after visiting Ganesh puja pandals.

As the driver lost control over the vehicle on the bridge near Talakheta, the car fell into a 15-feet deep ditch. On receiving information, police and Fire brigade personnel reached the spot and pulled out the car from the ditch with the help of a crane.

Following the mishap the driver fled the spot, said sources.

The deceased were identified as Narendra Guru and Jitendra Nayak of Salia Sahi in Bhubaneswar.

In another road mishap, two persons died after a motorcycle they were riding had a head-on collision with a Bolero vehicle at Dulukibandha Chowk in Dharmagarh, Kalahandi district.

While one of the biker died on the spot, the other one died while being taken to a nearby hospital.