Balipatna, Oct 13: As many as four persons sustained critical injuries in a series of collisions involving two auto-rickshaws and a car near Saripur Chhak on Balipatna-Banamalipur road in Khordha district today. Four others also sustained minor injuries in the accident.
The injured persons have been identified as Ram Chandra Behera of Italang village, Chagala Bhoi and Jayram Parida of Guapur village, and Purnachandra Bhoi of Kiajori village.
Soon the local residents rescued them and rushed them to Balipatna CHC and four of them then shifted to Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar as their condition worsened.
According to available information, the first collision occurred when a three-wheeler returning from Bhubaneswar hit another rickshaw from behind. In a matter of time, another three-wheeler coming on the way collided with a car from behind, added sources.
Getting information, local police reached the spot and started an investigation into the incident.