Road Accident Claims Life of Two Homebound Jawans In Odisha’s Kalahandi


Bhawanipatna: ‘Nuakhai’ festivities turned tragic for the families of two jawans killed in a road accident on NH 26 near Kokasara Police Station late on Saturday.

A civilian also sustained grievous injuries in the mishap.

Among the deceased, one was an India Reserve Battalion (IRB) jawan and the other a Homeguard constable. The injured was admitted to a nearby hospital. All three are native of Pandri pakhana village under Jaipatra panchayat in Chasiguda block, the sources said.

The accident took place while the trio on a motorcycle tried to overtake a bus. They were on their way home to celebrate ‘Nauakhai’ festival.

Police have seized the bus and investigation is on.

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