Patient dies as ambulance hits truck

A patient going to Bhubaneswar for treatment died in a road accident on Thursday when the ambulance that was carrying him collided head on with a truck. The mishap took place at Bethgarh near Redhakhol in  Sambalpur district. The ambulance driver was also killed. The truck driver and others accompanying the patient were seriously injured and admitted to a hospital. Police have seized the vehicles and registered a case.

Police sources said Radheyshyam Tidimania of Jharsuguda was under treatment in Sambalpur for quite sometime. On the advice of doctors, he was being taken to Bhubaneswar for better treatment. The patient was accompanied by his wife.

A police officer said, “While the truck driver Bachha Singh was found wounded severely, the ambulance driver was killed on the spot,” a police officer said. According to him, the truck driver had lost control over the vehicle. The patient’s wife, Puspa, the assistants of the ambulance-driver, Khirod and Ananta Sahu, and another relative of the patient, Gopal Singh, were taken to a hospital.

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