At least one person was killed and another sustained critical injuries after a car hit a telecom department vehicle at Arjunpur Chhak on Khordha-Balangir National Highway in Subarnapur district on Wednesday.
The deceased has been identified as Subhranshu Joshi of Purunakatak area of Boudh district.
As per the report, Subhranshu was en-route to Bolangir from Bhubaneswar along with his friend identified as Bikash Ray of Sambalpur this morning when the driver lost control over the wheels and ended up hitting a telecom vehicle standing at Arjunpur Chhak.
While the car got badly mangled under the impact of the collision, both the victims sustained critical injuries. After they were rushed to Subarnapur District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) Subhranshu succumbed.
Bikash has been shifted to Burla Medical due to deteriorating condition later.