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Odisha: 7 dead, 2 injured as car falls into canal in Sambalpur district

Odisha: At least 7 died in a car accident in Odisha's Sambalpur district and 2 others were left injured.

Bhagya Luxmi Edited By: Bhagya Luxmi @Bhagya_Luxmi Sambalpur Published on: March 31, 2023 11:47 IST
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Image Source : FILE Odisha: 7 dead, 2 injured as car falls into canal in Sambalpur district

Odisha: A deadly car accident in Odisha's Sambalpur district claimed seven lives and two others were reported injured. As per an official, the victims were returning after attending a wedding function. The accident occurred during the early hours today. 

Victims were returning after attending a wedding function

Prabhas Dansena, Sub-Collector, Sambalpur informed that "seven dead, two injured after a car fell into a canal in Sambalpur district during early hours today. Victims were returning after attending a wedding function".

Vehicle skidded off 

The vehicle, a Bolero, skidded off the road, overturned and fell into the Gham canal near Paramanpur in the Sasan police station area around 2 am after the driver lost control of it, they said. The people in the vehicle were returning home in Badadhara in Jharsuguda district after attending a wedding in Paramanpur on Thursday, police said.

Sambalpur collector Ananya Das told PTI six people died on the spot, while one person died after being taken to a hospital. Four people were also injured in the accident, and two of them were stated to be critical, police said.

The bodies will be handed to the family

The deceased were identified as Subala Bhoi, Sumant Bhoi, Saraj Seth, Dibya Loha, Ajit Khamari, Ramakant Bhunyar and Satrughan Bhoi, they said. The bodies will be handed to the family of the deceased after the post-mortem examination, Das said.

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