Two killed, one critical in road mishap in Ganjam

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Khallikote: Two youths were killed and a woman critically injured after their bike collided head-on with a fish-laden TATA Ace vehicle near Manikpur Chhak under Khallikote police limits in Ganjam district today.

The deceased youths were identified as Munna Das (20), Amar Das (18), while the injured woman has been identified as Shanti Das. All the victims are natives of Dhakabali village under Rambha police limits.

According to sources, the trio, on a motorcycle, was headed to Mardarajpur at around 11 am when a speeding vehicle, coming from the opposite direction, hit them on the Bhejiput-Sumandal road near Manikpur Chhak.

The impact of the collision was so intense that the motorcycle was badly mangled. While Munna died on the spot due to fatal head injuries, the injured persons were rushed to Khallikote Community Health Centre (CHC) by 108 ambulance service.

However, Amar succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment at the CHC. Meanwhile, Shanti has been shifted to MKCG Medical College and Hospital as her health condition deteriorated.

Reportedly, police have seized the ill-fated vehicles and sent the dead bodies for post-mortem.

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