Puri: Atleast four persons were killed and four others sustained severe injuries in a road accident when a Bolero crashed a tree on NH-203, about six km from Puri on Monday night.

The incident occurred eight persons were returning to Puri after attending a marriage party at Kandgoda. The driver lost its control over the vehicle and it went to the right side of the road and rammed a tree near Agni Dhaba at Chandanpur.

Three persons named Ashok Ram(35), Charan Mallick(55) and Kanhu Mallick (34) died on the spot while Pramod Kumar Mishra(32) driver of the Bolero died at Apollo Hospital, Bhubaneswar.

The people of the nearby village rushed to the spot hearing the sound and helped the fire station employees in the rescue work in the rescue operations.

The injured Amulya Mohanty(22), Manoj Kumar Senapati(30), Santosh Mohapatra(40) and Chandan were first admitted to the Sadar hospital but as their condition deteriorated they were shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack.