Two killed as car crushed between trucks

Bhubaneswar: In a tragic incident, two persons were killed and one sustained critical injuries after a car in which they were travelling was crushed in between two trucks at Palasuni here on Saturday night.

The deceased have been identified as an Assistant General Manager (AGM) of State Bank of India and his driver.

According to source, the incident took place at around 9 pm yesterday when the car was speeding between the two heavy goods carriers. The truck, on the front of the car, applied sudden brake following which the car driver lost control and rammed into the backside of the truck. Another truck, which was coming from behind, hit the car pushing it right under the first vehicle.

Under the impact of the double collision, both the driver and passenger died on the spot, sources added.

Following the accident, tension erupted on the highway. On being informed about the incident police rushed to spot and brought the situation under control.