25 February 2019
Mayurbhanj: In a series of road mishaps, as many as five persons were killed near Tarakoti square under Betnoti police limits in Baripada here late last night.
The deceased persons have been identified as Biswajit Panda, Banka Patra, Amulya Behera and Sudhir Patra. The fifth person’s identity is yet to be ascertained.
As per reports, the five persons had gone to cook in a wedding in Baripada and were on their way back when the mishap took place. They were traveling on two bikes and they collided head-on with a troller in the middle of the night. While four persons died on the spot, the fifth youth died while undergoing treatment.
On intimation, cops reached the spot and started an investigation into the accident. In yet another road mishap, one person died and four others sustained critical injuries after the SUV they were travelling in was hit by another vehicle near Salabani on National Highway-16 in Balasore.