Five employees of Jharkhand State Electricity Board were killed while another is battling for life after a truck hit their vehicle in Seraikela, about 35 kms from here, police on Saturday said.
The accident happened on Friday late night when they were returning after an official visit to Chaibasa in West Singhbhum district.
A speeding truck collided head on with their sports utility vehicle (SUV), Officer-in-charge of Seraikela police station Ranvijay Singh said.
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The injured has been admitted to the government-run MGM Hospital.
Four of them were killed on the spot under the impact of the collision while two others were rushed to MGM Hospital in critical condition, of whom one died later on, he said.
The truck has been confiscated but its driver managed to escape, Singh said.