Sambalpur: At least 10 persons were killed and 10 other injured after a head-on collision between a truck and a pickup van on NH-55 near Bhawanipali under Jujumura police limits in Odisha’s Sambalpur district.
at least ten persons were killed including women and a child While four persons died on the spot, others succumed to injuries during treatment at hospital. Four persons were killed on the spot and others succumbed to injuries at Samablapur District Headquarters Hospital, informed Jujumara police.
All were returning from Kalpeshwar temple in Hatibari hailing from Badadunguri in Parmanpur area in the district. The driver of the truck fled the spot after incident.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik condoled deaths in Sambalpur road mishap. He announced ex-gratia of ₹2 lakh each for the kin of deceased and free medical treatment for the injured.