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7 killed, 11 hurt in road mishap in Kendrapara

Kendrapara: At least seven persons, including five women, all are daily wagers, were killed and 11 persons sustained serious injuries on Wednesday early morning when a Tata Magic van carrying them collided head on with a truck near Chandol police outpost in the district.

The van which was carrying about 18 persons, met with the accident with a truck of Sachidananda Ganayata, an opera party coming from the opposite direction. 

They had gone to carry decorative lights on their heads in a marriage procession in Kendrapara.

They hailed from Gandhipalli locality on the outskirts of Cuttack city.

Of the 11 injured, eight have been rushed to the SCB Medical College and Hospital where the condition of the three injured was stated to be critical.
According to sources, the daily wagers after doing their job were returning to Cuttack in two Tata Magic vans.

On the way near Chandol police outpost, a truck of an opera party coming from the opposite direction, suddenly lost balance after one of its front tyres suddenly burst and collided head-on with the Tata Magic van, killing six labourers and driver on the spot.

Police has sent the bodies for post mortem.

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