Bhubaneswar: In another tragic road mishap, two persons were killed and about 20 others sustained critical injuries as a Pickup van, in which they were travelling, on the Kahneibandha-Dhanaghera road under Udala area in Mayurbhanj district this morning.
The deceased were identified as Sulochana Biswal and Doupadi Khandei of Arabandha in the district. All the injured are now undergoing treatment in a nearby hospital.
According to reports, the ill-fated Pickup van, carrying villagers, was on its way from Arabandha to Athardeula when the driver lost control over it. The villagers were going to attend a religious Puja at Athardeula.
Police have started investigation.