**Balasore:** In two unfortunate road mishaps, two persons were rendered critical and a police van was completely destroyed on National Highway 16 here in the wee hours.
Reportedly, a car with the registration number ‘OD 25 C 0088’ lost control and overturned at Chahhapolia on NH-16 at 3 am in the morning on its route to Bhadrak. Two persons were rendered critical in the accident. On intimation, police personnel reached the spot and recovered the injured persons.
The cops arranged for an ambulance and sent the injured persons to Cuttack SCB Hospital for treatment. But, before they could leave the spot and head back to the police station, a truck crashed into their van from the opposite direction and the police personnel escaped just in time. However, their van was completely destroyed in the accident.
Meanwhile, another accident took place in front of Soro police station as a truck dashed into another late last night. However, no casualties have been reported from the scene.