04 January 2020
Bhubaneswar: Five people from Odisha, including a minor, were killed in a road accident early today at a highway near Sompetta in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh.
As per reports, six people of two families from Sundarpada area of Bhubaneswar had been on a visit to Seemanchalam. While returning, their car somehow lost balance and met with an accident at about 5.30 am today.
Owner and driver of the car, Dandapati Pratap along with his wife and sister-in-law were killed instantly. Accompanying the Dandapati family was Trilochan Jena, his wife and his five-year-old son. While Jena survived the impact with critical injuries, his wife and child could not.
Locals rushed to the accident site and also informed the police. Jena was first taken to Sompetta PHC and later shifted to DHH, Palasa.
The police also sent the bodies for autopsy and have initiated a probe.