In the early hours of dense fog on Monday morning, an accident of a Bolero car and a hyva truck occurred on Cuttack-Chandbali road at Kakatia chowk in Derabish tehsil in Kendrapada district.
Four people have been reported killed and 5 others critically injured in the unfortunate incident. The Bolero was on its way from Kendrapada to Cuttack. Near the Kakatia chowk, a hyva truck coming from the opposite direction due to poor visibility smashed into the Bolero car around 6.30 AM.
The deceased persons belonged to one family. While 3 persons died on the spot, the fourth member died on the way to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.
Among the lives lost, three have been identified. Bhagabati Rout (40), Bibhu Rout (20) and Subrat Behera (22) all belonged to Rajnagar area in Kendrapada.
Police and fire personnel rushed to the spot after getting inputs. The firefighters along with locals had a tough time retrieving the bodies from the mangled car.
The injured ones were first transferred to Nischintakoilli hospital and later to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.