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Woman, son killed in road mishap

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Ganjam: In a tragic incident, a woman and son were killed in a road accident near Chamakhandi panchayat office on the Bhubaneswar-Visakhapatnam National Highway in Ganjam district on Tuesday.

The deceased were identified as Manika Maharana (42) and her son Ganesh Maharana (23) of Kaliabali village under Chamakhandi police limits.

According to sources, the mother-son duo was heading to Berhampur on a two-wheeler when a truck hit them from the rear.

While the woman died on the spot, her son was rushed to the MKCG Medical College and Hospital in a critical condition, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Chamakhandi police have arrested the truck driver and seized the vehicle while further investigation is underway.

A case (68/2018) was registered into the incident and the bodies were sent for post-mortem, said the police.

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