Kendrapara, Jan 7 (Local;Wire) At least 5 people were killed and another critically injured in a road accident on National Highway (NH)- 5 near Alabanka Chhak under Derabis police limits, said officials on Monday.
According to police, at least 6 people were returning from Jajpur after watching a drama at Panikoili, when the driver of their car lost balance and crashed into another car.
Three out of five people have been identified. They are Rajesh Jena of Gupti village, Debasish Sethi of Belatala village and Harekrushna Sahoo of Garapur village.
Rajesh and Debasish were members of Royal Dance Group at Tinimuhani.
Critically injured Sangram Mallik is a jatra artist and resident of Angul.
He is undergoing treatment at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.