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4 killed, 5 injured in autorickshaw-troller head-on collision in Odisha

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Keonjhar: At least four persons were killed while five others were severely injured in an autorickshaw-troller head-on collision near Dangapani village under Keonjhar Sadar police early this morning.

While the bodies have been sent for postmortem, the injured persons have been admitted to the District Headquarters Hospital. One of their condition is said to be critical.

According to reports, the road mishap took place when the autorickshaw with nine passengers collided head-on with a troller vehicle coming from the opposite side while taking over another vehicle. All the deceased who have been identified as Muna Patra, Siba Patra, Keshab Patra and Benudhar Patra, died on the spot. The autorickshaw was on its way to Keonjhar town from Suakandi village.

On being informed, local police rushed to the spot and carried out the rescue operation with the help of the locals and have started an investigation into the accident.