Balangir, Jun 2: In a shocking road mishap, at least two persons were killed after an ambulance carrying them hit a roadside tree near Jhulenabar village in Patnagarh Police limits in Balangir district on Wednesday.
While the deceased duo happens to be the patient and his relative, their identifications are yet to be ascertained.
As per the report, the ill-fated ambulance was carrying a patient accompanied by his relative from a hospital in Padampur to Patnagarh in the wee hours today when the mishap took place.
Driver of the ambulance reportedly lost control over the wheels causing the vehicle skid off the road to hit a roadside tree near Jhulenabar village. While the vehicle got mangled completely in the crash, the deceased duo remained trapped inside the same for quite some time.
Local fire services personnel assisted by police rushed to the spot and recovered the bodies from the ambulance.
Further investigation in underway into the accident.