Kendrapara: In a tragic mishap, five persons were killed and another injured critically after the car in which they were travelling rammed into another vehicle near Alabanka square under Derabis police limits late last night in Kendrapara district.
Identity of the three among the deceased has been established. They are Rajesh Jena of Gupti village under Rajnagar area, Debasish Sethi of Belatala village and Harekrushna Sahoo of Garapur village under Pattamundai in Kedrapara.
Injured Sangram Mallik, a resident of Angul was admitted to Kendrapara District Headquarters Hospital and later shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack after his condition deteriorated.
The incident took place when they were returning to Kendrapara after watching jatra at Panikoili in Jajpur district.
Rajesh and Debasish were the members of Royal Dance Group at Tinimuhani in the district.