5 of family killed in Odisha accident

Author: Editorial Team
| Updated: 2018-09-25 15:30:05

5 of family killed in Odisha accident

Bhubaneswar:  Five people of a family were killed while two others sustained critical injuries on Tuesday after their van fell into a canal in Odisha’s Puri district, police said.

The incident occurred between Rua and Bhailapur on the Nirakarpur-Puri road.

The injured have been admitted to Chandanpur hospital.

The accident took place when the driver of the vehicle lost control, the police said.

The family from Ganjam district was on its way to Puri to visit the Jagannath Temple.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to the next of the kin of the victims.

 

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