Pregnant woman killed, hubby critical in road mishap

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Boudh: A pregnant woman died and her husband was critically injured after the bike they were travelling in collided with a speeding truck on the NH-57 in Boudh district today.

The deceased has been identified as Jyotsna Pradhan, a resident of Nayagarh district’s Jolukabali village. The deceased’s husband, Santosh Pradhan, has been admitted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.

According to sources, the couple was returning from in-laws’ house when they were hit by the truck near Badalasahi-Chakapada road. While Jyotsna died on the spot, her husband survived the mishap with critical injuries.

Reportedly, the local police have seized both the ill-fated vehicles from the spot and launched a probe into the incident.

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