5 killed in road mishap


Bargarh, Jan 21: In a tragic road mishap, a woman and her daugh-ter died on the spot and her husband seriously injured after the bike they were riding on had a head-on collision with a sand-laden trac-tor. 

The incident occurred near Burda under Bheden block in Bargarh district Thursday. The deceased have been identi-fied as Saptapjali Barik, 40, daugh-ter Pratiksha, 4, of Bendra village in Bolangir district. The deceased’s husband—Mandhata Bulk, who was riding the motor cycle-has been hospitatind. Source said,

 the trio was coming towards Bheden. As they were ap-proaching Burda, Mandhata lost control over his vehicle and col-lided head-on with the tractor com-ing from opposite direction. In a separate incident, tragedy struck a family after three of its members were killed and another 

sustained grievous injuries in a fatal mishap near Gopalmal Chhak on Kantamal-Manmunda Road in Boudh. According to an eyewitness, a woman along with her two chil-dren, including a minor, was on her way to Palasagora area in the district in an auto-rickshaw.

 Near Gopalmal Chowk, a pitch-laden hyva truck coming from the op-posite direction hit the auto-rick-shaw (0D-31 F-7726) leading to the mishap. The three deceased were iden-tified as Surusuta Nag (45), Sarojini Nag (25) and Babula Nag (13). The auto driver identified as Ganesh Tandi (40) was seriously injured. 

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