Aul: A sarpanch died and four others were seriously injured in a road accident at Puri Swargadwar today.
The deceased person has been identified as Pradipta Das, the Sarpanch of Jayanagar Gram Panchayat in Rajkanika area of Kendrapara district in Odisha.
According to reports, the incident occurred while Pradipta along with a family of Koilipur village under Rajkanika police limits was on their way back in a car after attending the funeral when the vehicle rammed into a stationary Eicher truck in front of Axis Bank at Bhuinpur Chhak in Aul on Cuttack-Chandbali road. Subsequently, all the occupants including the sarpanch sustained critical injuries.
The locals rescued the victims and admitted all in critical condition to Aul Community Health Centre for treatment. Later, the injured persons were referred to SCB Hospital in Cuttack as their health condition deteriorated. On way to the hospital, Das succumbed to injuries, while four others are under treatment at the SCB.