Three killed, 5 hurt in two separate mishaps

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Balasore/ Khurda: At least three persons were killed while five others were injured in two separate road mishaps in Balasore and Khurda districts on Monday.

In an incident in Balasore district, two persons were killed while four others sustained critical injuries after the ambulance they were travelling in met with an accident near Laxmannath tollgate in Jaleswar area.

According to sources, the mishap occurred when the emergency vehicle was carrying a patient from West Bengal and was en route to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.

Later, all the injured were rescued and admitted to Basta Community Health Centre where they are undergoing treatment.

In another mishap in Khurda district, one person was killed and the other was critically injured after the four-wheeler they were travelling in was hit by a truck near Tangi tollgate on National Highway-16.

While one person died on the spot, the injured was rushed to a nearby hospital in a critical condition.

On being informed, cops reached the spot and registered a case regarding the incident, sources said.

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