Bhubaneswar: At least 10 persons from Chhattisgarh were killed after a car in which they were travelling collided head-on with a truck on NH-35 in Odisha’s Nuapada district. The incident took place near Silada in Nuapada late on Tuesday night. Also Read - Odisha Reports Highest Single-day Spike With 129 COVID-19 Cases

The pilgrims of Pithora area of Chhattisgarh were returning from Komna in Nuapada after offering prayers at the Vaishnodebi temple, said police. On being informed Nuapada police and fire services personnel reached the spot and recovered the bodies. Also Read - Ajit Jogi, First Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Passes Away at 74

Nuapada inspector-in-charge Bibekananda Mahanta said they have informed the Chhattisgarh police about the incident and asked them to inform the family members of the deceased. Also Read - 'Orders From God': 72-Year-Old Odisha Priest Dreams Human Sacrifice Will Ward Off Coronavirus, Chops Off Man’s Head Inside Temple