ONI Bureau: A pall of gloom descended in Koraput and Jeypore today, as a +2 Student and 3 Kendriya Vidyalaya Class X students died in a deadly collision between their car and a tipper near the Coffee Board in Koraput on NG-26. One of them was a +2 Student at Koraput college.
The deceased have been identified as Rajib Patro, Niharika Bhanja, S. Jayashree Rao and Ruben Patro. The accident took place when they were returning home following a farewell party at the school. All of them were Class X students.
Their car collided head on with a sand-laden tipper, leading to the tragedy. Rajib Patro (+2 Student), who was driving the car, died on the spot. Niharika and Jayashree died while undergoing treatment at the Saheed Laxman Nayak Medical College & Hospital (SLNMCH) in Koraput. Ruben Patro died on the way to Visakhapatnam.
Rajib and Ruben were brothers. Their family is in a state of shock following the tragedy that struck them. Father of the kids Rabindra Patro is working as Driver-cum-Constable with Koraput Police.