Accident in Odisha takes life of eight

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Bhubaneswar: Minimum of eight people lost their lives while two others injured got injured when a head-on collision took place between an auto-rickshaw and a truck in Odisha’s Jagatsinghpur district on Saturday.

The collision took place on Jagatsinghpur-Machhagaon road near Chandol Square in Jagatsinghpur district, said police.

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The victims hailing from Machhagaon were returning after attending the ‘Snana Purnima’ ritual ceremony at Nemala in Cuttack district, Inspector in-Charge (IIC) of Jagatsinghpur police station, Rajnikant Mishra said.

The three-wheeler collided head-on with a speeding truck killing seven of them, including a minor girl, on the spot. Of the three injured, one succumbed at SCB medical college and hospital in Cuttack, said Mishra.

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