Minor girl killed, 5 injured as car falls into canal in Odisha

Balasore: A two-year-old girl was killed and five others injured today after the car they were travelling in skidded off the road and plunged into a canal at Oliapatna under Khantapada police limits in Balasore this afternoon.

According to the sources, one Prafulla Dalei was going to Balasore hospital in a car for treatment of his daughter Shivangi (2). Prafulla’s wife, his friend Ratnakar Pradhan and his wife and son were accompanying him in the car. Midway, the driver lost control of the car, following which it hit a divider and fell into a canal at Oliapatna.

Soon after, some villagers rushed to the spot and rescued the injured family members from the canal. Prafulla’s daughter and Ratnakar’s son sustained critical injuries in the mishap.

All of them were later rushed to Balasore district headquarters hospital (DHH). However, Shivangi died on the way to hospital while the minor boy was shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.

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