Truck collides with auto-rickshaw in Odisha, causes multiple fatalities

Updated: Dec 13, 2017, 18:25 IST | IANS

The accident took place on NH-49 near Dangapani when some labourers from Danla village were on their way to Keonjhar

At least four persons were killed and six others injured when the auto-rickshaw carrying them collided head-on with a truck in Keonjhar district on Wednesday, police said.

Autorickshaw-truck accident in Odisha

The accident took place around 9 am, on NH-49 near Dangapani when some labourers from Danla village were on their way to Keonjhar in the three-wheeler. While four persons were killed, six other occupants of the auto-rickshaw suffered injuries.

Police said the injured were admitted to the district headquarters hospital where their condition was stated to be critical. According to a report in Odishatv.in, the deceased have been identified as Siba Patra, Benu Patra, Keshab Patra and Suresh Patra. 

It has also been reported that the accident occurred when the auto-rickshaw driver tried overtaking the truck in front of him, and ended up ramming the truck coming from the opposite side.  

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