Keonjhar: One person was killed while six others sustained grievous injuries after an auto-rickshaw collided with an ambulance near Jamunanda Chhak in Anandpur in Keonjhar district late last night.
The deceased person was identified as Shyam Sundar Ho (30).
According to sources, the incident occurred when the auto-rickshaw passengers were en route to Thakuramunda area from Kathakata.
Though the actual reason behind the accident is unknown, it is suspected that the accident occurred as the vision was unclear due to darkness, sources said.
While Shyam died on the spot, the injured were rushed to Anandapur sub-divisional hospital. Later, one woman was shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack as her health condition deteriorated.