Bhubaneswar: At least five people were killed and five others injured in a head-on collision between an SUV and a truck in Odisha’s Subarnapur district on Saturday, police said.
The accident took place on Mahanadi Bridge early during the day when the 10 occupants of SUV were returning home in Nimma village in Ullunda block from Kaudiamunda village, reported PTI.
Five of them died on the spot, while the remaining five were trapped inside the vehicle, before police rescued them.
The deceased were identified as Asish Pandia, Pramod Pandia, Siddhi Pandia, Trayambak Meher and Subham Pandia, who were residents of Nimna village.
The injured people are undergoing treatment at Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) in Burla.