Balangir: A man accompanying the body of his wife, being transported in an ambulance from Burla to his native village in Balangir district, died after the vehicle rammed into a tree near Jhulenbar village in Patnagarh block.
Reportedly, Saibani Seth, wife of Bipin Seth of Larki village in Turekela block of Balangir district, was undergoing treatment for paralysis at Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) in Burla.
After Saibani died yesterday, Bipin arranged for an ambulance and was bringing her body home. Bipin was sitting on the front seat when the mishap occurred. He died on the spot while the ambulance driver fled from the spot.
On getting information, Patnagarh Police and fire brigade rushed to the spot. They recovered the bodies of Bipin and his wife and have initiated a probe into the incident.