Unknown vehicle hits autorickshaw in Odisha’s Keonjhar; 2 dead, one critical

Keonjhar: Two persons were killed and a woman sustained critical injuries after an unknown vehicle hit an autorickshaw here in the district last night.

The deceased persons were identified as Mithun Nayak and Jambu Mahakud, both from Gidhibas village. The injured woman identified as Kunkuli Mahakud, wife of Jambu Mahakud, was admitted to the Keonjhar District Headquarters Hospital for treatment.

The accident took place at around 10.00 pm on Saturday when Jambu along with his wife Kunkuli was traveling in an auto-rickshaw towards Bileipada.

An unidentified vehicle hit the autorickshaw critically injuring the auto driver Mithun Nayak and Mahakud couple near Basudevpur Square under Champua police limits.

The trio was rushed to the DHH in critical condition where Jambu and Mithun were declared dead. The condition of Jambu’s wife Kunkuli is stated to be critical.

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