Puri: As many as five persons sustained critical injuries after the car they were travelling in was dragged for about 3 km after it met with an accident at Mangalpur Chowk near Pipli on Saturday.
The injured persons were identified as residents of Medinipur district in West Bengal.
According to sources, the victims were on their way to Puri when the car they were travelling in collided with a truck at Mangalpur Chowk. After it collided with the truck, the vehicle was dragged off up to at least three kilometers, leaving the passengers critically injured.
The locals immediately rescued and rushed the injured to the Pipli government hospital. Later, they were shifted to Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar.