Sambalpur/ Bhubaneswar,21/08/2017( Odisha Samachar / Abhisek Mohanty ) : At least seven people died and ten were injured in separate road accidents in Sambalpur and Koraput districts on Monday.
In the first incident, Nine persons were killed while three others injured when a pick-up van which they were travelling in collided head-on with a twelve-wheeler truck on National Highway-55 near Bhabanipali under Jujumura police limits in Sambalpur.
In another incident, seven persons were injured after a tipper truck overturned on national highway 24 near Tariniput Chhack at Jeypore under Sadar police limits in Koraput district.
The accident took place when the truck hit a motorcycle. Five women, who were travelling on the truck identified as Champo Muduli, Bimali Jani, Kabita Jani, Kabita Khila and Dika Muduli, were injured.
Two persons riding the motorcycle identified as Ajit Mundi and Ranjit Goud also got injured in the accident.