Two policemen were killed and 17 others injured when an over speeding truck rammed into a police van near Belpahar on NH-49 of Jharsuguda district in Odisha on Friday morning.
The injured in the accident were rushed to a hospital, reported news agency ANI.
The police van, carrying 33 policemen, was en-route to Banharpali in Jharsuguda district for deployment ahead of CM Naveen Patnaik's visit on Friday.
Odisha: Two policemen killed and 17 others injured when an overspeeding truck rammed into a police van near Belpahar on NH-49 of Jharsuguda district earlier this morning. pic.twitter.com/iG5PO4RsU9— ANI (@ANI) March 1, 2019
Accident between a truck & police van in Jharsugud,Odisha: CM announces ex-gratia Rs5 lakh each&a govt job to next of kin of deceased policemen. In case of serious injuries which might lead to disability in future,ex gratia Rs1 lakh has been announced for the policemen.(file pic) pic.twitter.com/NuyggzIZIl— ANI (@ANI) March 1, 2019