Five killed, four serious in road accident

Bargarh/Jagatsinghpur: Five persons were killed and four others seriously injured in a gruesome road accident near Godbhaga in Bargarh district on Tuesday. The deceased include 3 women and a 3-yr old child. The deceased have been identified as Pradip Kindra, Gayatri Kindra, Geeta Saraf, Supriti Saraf and Sukanti Saraf. All five deceased belong to Dhobapada of Badabazaar, Sambalpur.

The accident took place when the group was on their way back to Sambalpur from Harishankar, when their vehicle collided head on with a truck on national highway 53. The four injured persons have been shifted to a hospital in Sambalpur.

In another incident, four persons from a family were electrocuted on Monday in Pahana village under Kujanga PS in Jagatsinghpur district. The accident took place when one of the female members of the family got an electric shock from a short circuit while cooking. Three other members of the family tried to save her and in the process got electrocuted.