Kartika Purnima marred by accidents, deaths

The celebration of the maritime glory of Odisha on the occasion of Kartika Purnima on Wednesday was marred by the death of eight persons in separate road mishaps and a drowning incident in different districts.

A truck rammed into a roadside tree in Sambalpur, killing two men travelling in the truck. The deceased were identified as Sunil Sahu (30) of Jarpada and Pradeep Sahu (24) of Rairakhol, police said. The accident occurred at Rambadmal along the Sambalpur-Cuttack highway when the truck’s driver, Rinku Seth (28), lost control of the vehicle, veering it off the road. A profusely bleeding Seth was rushed to VSS Medical College and Hospital in Burla. “His condition was stable,” inspector in-charge of Jujomora police station PK Dash said.

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