4 killed, 3 injured as car crashes into roadside tree at Anandapur

Keonjhar: Four persons were killed, three others suffered critical injuries after the car in which they were travelling crashed into a roadside tree near Anandpur in Keonjhar district in the wee hours on Saturday.

The mishap occurred when nearly seven persons of Sabalani area were returning to Anandapur after attending a wedding party from Thakurmunda.

According to reports the speeding car crashed into a tree near Bankhudi on Karanjia–Anandapur route after the driver lost control of the steering wheel.

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Three persons died on the spot while one succumbed to injuries on way to hospital, sources said. Three persons, who were trapped inside the car, were rescued after a joint operation by locals, police and fire personnel.

Further reports are still awaited.