Choudwar, Feb 20: In a tragic road mishap, at least three persons including a patient were killed and three others sustained critical injuries after an ambulance hit a stationary truck near Bandalo toll gate under Tangi police limits in Cuttack on Saturday.
The victims have been identified as residents of Midnapur district of neighbouring West Bengal State.
As per the report, the ill-fated ambulance was en-route to SCB Medical in Cuttack in the wee hours with six passengers on board, when the crash took place. The driver failed to spot a goods truck bearing registration number-OD 01Q 4173 parked on the National Highway-16 near the Bandalo toll gate and ended up dashing against the same from rear.
All six persons travelling in the ambulance sustained critical injuries in the crash, one of them succumbed after being admitted to Tangi CHC. Two others died under treatment at SCB Medical post shifting.
Out of the rest three injured, the condition of one is critical and she has been put on ventilator, says report.