Woman killed, auto driver critical in road mishap

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Rayagada: A woman died while a person was critically injured in a head-on collision between an auto rickshaw and tanker near JK Pur Naidupeta in Rayagada district on Friday.

The deceased has been identified as Laxmi Amma of Jhinjhiribari. The auto rickshaw driver has been admitted to the hospital.

According to sources, the accident took place at around 7.30 am when the auto rickshaw was headed to Rayagada town. Meanwhile, a speeding tanker which was coming from the opposite direction rammed into the auto rickshaw.

While the woman died on the spot, the auto rickshaw driver was rushed to the hospital in a critical condition.

Following the incident, tension prevailed in the area for sometime after some local created commotion. Later, police reached the spot and pacified them.

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