Couple critical after tipper truck overturns, dumps chromite on them in Jajpur

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Jajpur: A man and his wife sustained grievous injuries after the bike they were riding in was hit by a tipper truck carrying mineral ore near Pankapal area in Jajpur district on Monday.

According to sources,  the mishap occurred while a speeding tipper truck hit the bike and overturned. As a result, the payload of the truck caved in on the couple and the duo was buried neck down in chromite.

Some locals present at the spot rescued the victims and rushed them to a nearby hospital. However, their condition is stated to be critical.

On being informed, police reached the accident site and launched a manhunt to nab the truck driver who is reportedly absconding after the incident.

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