5 Dead, Several Injured After Pickup Van Hits Auto-Rickshaw In Keonjhar


Keonjhar: At least five persons were killed while several persons were injured after a speeding pick-up van collided with the auto-rickshaw near Basantpur under Keonjhar’s Pandapada police limits on Saturday.

According to reports, the incident occured while the ill-fated auto-rickshaw carrying eight people moving towards Keonjhar when a speeding pick-up van lost control at the turn and rammed into the auto-rickshaw. Following the accident, locals rescued the injured and rushed them to Keonjhar hospital in an ambulance.

Police have reached the spot and launched a probe into this connection.

More details awaited.

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