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Angul Accident : 4 killed,3 injured after ambulance collided head-on with gas tanker in Angul

 (FastMail News) -In a tragic incident,four persons  died and three others sustained serious injuries after an ambulance collided head-on with a truck coming from the opposite side at Jarpara on NH 55 this morning.


The deceased have been identified as Chandan Meher(22) and Babul Meher (24) from Aagalpur village under  Luisinga police station in Balangir district, Gunda Meher (22) from  Bijepur village in  Bargarh district,and Babulal Suna (35) from - PWD Colony, Burla,the driver of ambulance in Sambalpur district.


The seriously injured are Rabi Meher,Lingaraj Meher and Kulu Patel.


Angul SP Jagmohan Meena told TOI,”One Bablu Meher after fallen ill was being brought to Cuttack SCB Medical College and Hospital for treatment. While the ambulance reached at Jarpara collided head-on with a gas tanker coming from the opposite side. As a result,four died on the spot and three persons sustained critical injuries and have been admitted into Angul district head quarter hospital”.



 Another source said, Babulu Meher tried to commit suicide by consuming poison. In a critical condition, his family brought him to Burla Hospital for treatment. But as his condition deteriorated there , he was being taken  to Cuttack  Hospital by ambulance for treatment. The accident happened at around 6am this morning near Jarpada.


Getting information Jarpara police reached the spot and sent the injured to Angul district hospital for treatment.


The mishap could have been taken place after the driver of the ambulance lost control of the vehicle, sources said.


While, the ambulance driver was stocked inside the van, the fire brigade personnel extricated the bodies using gas cutter. Police have informed about the incident to their relatives.


Investigations are going on,SP Meena added.

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