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Jajpur: In a freak mishap, an elderly man was killed after a branch of a tree fell on him in Guhali village under Binjharpur police limits in the district on Thursday.
The deceased has been identified as Surendra Kumar Dhal.
The mishap took place during the Nor’wester rain which lashed the village along with gusty wind in the evening. Surendra, in his 70’s, was out of his home in some work and crossing a road when a broken branch of a tree hanging on it fell on his head. The victim sustained grievous head injury in the mishap and bled profusely on the spot.
Some locals rushed Surendra in a critical condition to Jajpur DHH later in the night where he succumbed under treatment.
Police have seized the body for autopsy and registered a case of unnatural death in the incident.