Elderly couple killed, 4 hurt as two cars collide head-on in Dhenkanal

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Dhenkanal: An elderly couple was killed after the car they were travelling in collided head-on with another car near Jaripal village on old Cuttack-Sambalpur highway last night.

The deceased were identified as Pratap Chandra Pattnayak and Lilabati Pattnayak of Patrapada in Bhubaneswar. Four others were also injured in the mishap and were rushed to the hospital.

According to sources, the elderly couple was headed to Angul when they met with the fatal accident near Jaripal.

Reportedly, the injured persons, including a five-year-old minor boy, have been shifted to the district headquarters hospital for treatment.

On intimation, local police reached the spot and sent the bodies for autopsy.

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