Keonjhar: SUV Rams Into Tree; Four Killed, 4 Critical

Keonjhar: In a tragic road mishap, at least four persons were killed and four others were injured after the SUV they were travelling in rammed into a roadside tree and overturned near Somagiri under Pandapada police limits in Keonjhar district.

According to sources, the incident occurred late last night while the ill-fated vehicle carrying as many as 11 persons was heading towards Jirang from Hatabadala when the driver of the SUV lost control over the wheels following which it dashed against a roadside tree and skidded 10 feet off the road before turning turtle. While four occupants were killed on the spot, others sustained injuries.

On being informed,  108 ambulance reached the spot and took the victims to the District Headquarters Hospital.

Police have recovered the bodies for post-mortem.