Bhubaneswar: At least 8 people have been killed and more than 25 are critically injured after a truck overturned at Poiguda ghat near Baliguda in Kandhamal district, on Tuesday morning. The rescue operation is underway. The injured have been shifted to hospitals in Berhampur and Brahmanigan.

On Monday, at least four persons were killed and several others were injured when a sports utility vehicle (SUV) carrying them collided head-on with a truck in Kendrapara district, police said. The accident happened near Kattia Chowk on the Cuttack-Chandaballi State Highway due to low visibility caused by dense fog, the police said.

The passengers of the SUV were travelling to Cuttack railway station from Kendrapara town to catch a train to Mumbai, a police officer said. While three of them died on the spot, another passenger died at Nishintakoili Community Health Centre, the police officer said.

Four others, all of them seriously injured, were shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack, the police officer said.

On January 7, five people were killed and another one was seriously injured when the car carrying them rammed into a stationary truck near Kendrapara district town in Odisha.