Mother-son killed, 7 injured in road accident while returning from picnic in Odisha

Keonjar: Picnic trip turned fatal for a family in Odisha as two of its members were killed while seven others were severely injured in a road accident this evening.

According to reports, a woman and her son were killed when the car carrying them along with six others collided head-on with a truck near Dhenkikote Petrol Pump in Keonjhar distict.

The deceased have been identified as Aparna Sundaray and Sruti Ranjan Sundaray, residents of Khandagiri in Bhubaneswar.

The road mishap took place while the family was returning from Sanaghagara waterfall in the district by a Tavera SUV after having picnic at the tourist spot.

Local police arrived at the spot and rescued the injured persons with the help of the locals.

The injured have been admitted to Ghotagaon Community Health Centre for treatment. The doctors, who attended them, said that some of their condition is critical. Bodies of the deceased also have been sent to the hospital for postmortem.

Police, meanwhile, have started an investigation into the matter.

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