Six new year revellers killed

Bolangir: Six new year revellers were killed and another one seriously injured when the jeep in which they were travelling dashed against a tree near Saintala in Bolangir district today, police said. The victims, aged between 20 and 25 years, were proceeding towards Titlagarh when the mishap struck them, Additional SP, Bolangir, Srikant Mishra said.

Three were killed on the spot while as many succumbed to their injuries in the district headquarters hospital here. Four others, who were trapped inside the mangled body of the jeep, were pulled out and admitted to the district headquarter hospital in serious condition.

"The condition of another injured person is also very critical", hospital sources said. The deceased, hailing from Bolangir town, were identified as Ajit Bag, Paritosh Singh, Bunty Patra, Sudip Singhdeo, Jagan Nayak and Subham.