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Odisha woman sarpanch killed in road accident

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Rourkela: Kaimati Sarpanch and Dhenkanal district Biju Mahila Janata Dal (BMJD) President Mitanjali Swain was killed after the vehicle he had boarded was hit by a truck at Rangila Square near Deogaon village under Raghunathpalli Police Station here late last night.

According to reports, Mitanjali was heading to her paternal home in Rourkela when the mishap took place. A speeding truck hit the auto-rickshaw which she boarded from the Rourkela Railway Station along with her father, mother and minor child at Rangila Square. The woman Sarpanch sustained critical head injury in the crash and died on the spot.

The victim’s father, mother and child also sustained critical injury in the accident and were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.


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