Keonjhar (Orissa): Eleven people, including
five women, were killed when the jeep in which they were
travelling collided with a dumper on National Highway 215
near here on Tuesday.
The jeep was ferrying passengers from Barbil area who were
on their way to attend a wedding in Keonjhar and the dumper
was returning to Bankamaruni locality from a steel unit when
the mishap took place at Hundula, police said.
While nine persons were killed on the spot, two others
succumbed to injuries while being shifted to the hospital.
The bodies were extricated from the mangled jeep with
the help of police personnel and local volunteers.
Three persons, apparently thrown out under the impact of
collision, were found dead about 20 feet away from the
The bodies were sent to Keonjhar district headquarter
hospital for post-mortem and investigation was in progress.
Four of the deceased were identified as Baikuntha
Mahanta, Matka Munda, SOma Lohar and Dama Munda, the police