Mita Pradhan, Akash Pradhan, Lili Pradhan, Bayakhand Gauda, Madan Gauda, Mamina Gauda, Babina Gauda : “Minibus Collision Leaves 8 Dead, Several Injured in Odisha’s Keonjhar”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Tragic Minibus Accident Claims Eight Lives in Odisha’s Keonjhar

In a devastating incident that occurred early Friday morning, a minibus collided with a parked truck in Keonjhar, Odisha, leaving eight people dead and several others injured. The impact of the collision was so severe that the bodies of the deceased and the injured were scattered along NH-20 near Balijodi, under the jurisdiction of Ghatagaon police station.

According to Keonjhar SP Nitin Kushalkar, the victims were members of two families who were on their way from Ganjam district to Ghatagaon to offer prayers at the revered Maa Tarini shrine. Tragically, their journey ended in tragedy as their minibus crashed into the truck. The front portion of the minibus was completely damaged in the incident, highlighting the intensity of the collision.

The deceased have been identified as Mita Pradhan, her son Akash, and daughter-in-law Lili. Additionally, members of another family who lost their lives in the accident were identified as Bayakhand Gauda, Madan Gauda, Mamina Gauda, and Babina Gauda. The entire community is mourning this devastating loss of life.

It is particularly distressing that this accident occurred on the first day of the ‘Zero Fatality Week’, a campaign launched by the Odisha transport department to reduce the number of deaths caused by road accidents. The incident serves as a grim reminder of the urgent need for enhanced road safety measures and stricter enforcement of traffic regulations.

Sadly, this is not an isolated incident in the region. Just last week, six laborers lost their lives and seven others were injured in a similar accident in Odisha’s Malkangiri district. The truck they were traveling in, carrying cement, overturned, causing the tragic loss of life.

Road accidents continue to claim numerous lives across the country, emphasizing the importance of implementing comprehensive safety measures and raising awareness about responsible driving. It is crucial for both authorities and individuals to prioritize road safety and take necessary precautions to prevent such devastating incidents.

The investigation into the Keonjhar accident is underway, and authorities are working to determine the exact cause of the collision. Efforts are being made to provide support and assistance to the injured and the families of the deceased during this difficult time.

As a community, it is essential for everyone to come together and support each other in the aftermath of such tragedies. The incident serves as a stark reminder of the fragility of life and the need to prioritize safety on the roads.

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