Woman dead, five critical as truck hits auto in Ganjam

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Khallikote: A woman was killed and five others sustained critical injuries when the auto-rickshaw they were travelling in was hit by a truck at Haridamula Square of Khallikote in Ganjam district on Sunday night.

The accident occurred at 9.30 on Sunday when some employees of Khallikote judicial court along with their family members were on their way to Khallikote after attending a feat in Bikrampur village.

The auto-rickshaw overturned after the goods truck collided with it head-on near Haridamula Square. The woman, identified as Minakshi Choudhury, died on the spot.

The auto-rickshaw driver, Tukuna Jena, three children and another woman were rushed to Khallikote community health centre and later shifted to MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur.

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