5 dead as SUV overturns in Puri

Puri: In a tragic incident, five persons were killed after a SUV in which they were travelling overturned near a bridge at Purusottamballav village near Malatipatpur in Puri in the late night on Saturday.

Of the five deceased, identity of four have been identified as Sibu Podar of Cuttack, Atish Sahu of Balianta near Bhubaneswar, Ashok Sahu, owner of a restaurant at Sahid Nagar area in Bhubaneswar and Deba Narayan Das of Kesinga area in Kalahandi district.

The age of the deceased would between 30 and 40 years, police said.

The mishap occurred when the deceased were on the way to Bhubaneswar via Puri-Konark Marine Drive in a BMW SUV after attending a feast at Lotus Resort on the outskirts of Puri.

Similarly, two persons were killed and 20 others were injured after a bus, which was going towards Jajpur overturns near Kuajharan ghat in Keonjhar district.