Bhubaneswar: About 11 people, out of which 10 belong to one family, were killed on Tuesday, when the Bolero in which they were travelling collided with a dumper on National Highway 215 in Odisha’s Keonjhar district, police said.
Out of the total eleven dead, six were men and five were women.
The mishap happened when the Bolero, said to be carrying passengers from Barbil area who were on their way to visit their relative collided with the dumper returning from the opposite direction.
Keonjhar Additional District Superintendent of Police, Manoranjan Mohanty said while ten died on the spot one breathed his last on way to hospital.
The bodies were taken out from the jeep with the help of police personnel and local volunteers. Three persons, apparently thrown out under the impact of collision, were found dead about 20 feet away from the vehicle.
The dumper driver has been arrested and investigation is on to find out the actual reason behind the mishap.
As per the direction of D.V Swami, Collector, Keonjhar, Rs 10,000 each from PMRF and District Red Cross has been provided for each person dead, by Mr. Rabindra Mishra, Sub-Collector, Keonjhar.