Jajpur: At least five persons were killed and one was seriously injured in a road mishap when a Scorpio collided with a truck near Saroi Chhak under Dharmasala police station in Jajpur district NH-5 on Tuesday.
The deceased have been identified as Bhajaman, Bhagyadhar Majhi (25), Akshaya Majhi (29) of Pipala Bahala, Swapneswar Dehury (27), Bhajamana Dehury (28) and Bhagirathi Pradhan (19) all of them belong to Khajiramunda under Chhendipada police limits in Angul district.
The severely injured Akshya Kumar Dehuri is fighting for his life in SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack.
According to sources, the incident occurred while the six persons were returning to Bhadrak after attending a marriage ceremony late at night. The impact of the collision was so severe that four of its occupants including the driver of the vehicle died on the spot.
Meanwhile, police have seized both the vehicles. Driver and helper of the truck have fled from the scene soon after the mishap.