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Six killed in two accidents in Odisha

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Death rate per 100 accidents in Odisha is 44, while the national average is 29

Four persons died and two were seriously injured when the four-wheeler they were travelling in met with an accident in Kashipur block of Odisha’s Rayagada district on Sunday night.

The accident occurred at 1 a.m. near Tayaput under the Tikiri police station limits. According to the police, perhaps due to dense fog, the driver of the SUV lost control and rammed a roadside tree.

The victims were returning from Rayagada town after attending cultural festival ‘Chaiti Utsav’.

In another accident, two persons died and seven others were injured when a tourist bus collided with an autorickshaw at Taptapani ghat road in Ganjam district on Sunday night.

On December 27, a car carrying a family from Bhubaneswar on its return journey from a picnic at Sanaghagara waterfall met with an accident with a truck at Dhenkikote.

A mother and son duo died while seven others were injured.

On December 28, two persons were killed and 20 injured when the bus carrying these picnickers collided with a mini-truck and overturned near Kamarapada in Cuttack district. They were on their way to Gorakhnath in Jagatsinghpur from Bhubaneswar.

The government is worried over rising road accidents in the State. Until end-October 2018, the total number of road accidents was 4,170, which was 8.43% more than the number of accidents during the same time period in 2017.

According to officials records death rate per 100 accidents in Odisha is 44, while the national average is 29.

On December 28, the issue of rising road accidents was discussed at a high-level meeting in Bhubaneswar.

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