Bhubaneswar: In a tragic mishap, five persons died and two others sustained critical injuries as a Bolero van, in which they were travelling, fell off a canal at Sukal Bhailipur on the Jagannath Sadak in Puri district this morning.
According to reports, some people from Ganjam district’s Patrapur area were going by two Bolero vans to Puri for “Asthi Bisarjan” (bone emersion) in the sea when the driver of a Bolero lost control over the vehicle.
The deceased included two children, two men and one woman. The injured have been admitted to a local hospital.
Police have reached the spot and started investigation.