By Laxmi Prasad Pattanayak
Today at 3.50 PM Malipada narrowly escaped a catastrophe.
A large tanker full of gas slid on NH 5 while trying to save a cow that suddenly came running into the road from the side fields.
Had the crash caused explosion, the nearby village of Malipada and Jankia toll gate could have been severely affected.
Surprisingly, and to relief of onlookers, it did not happen.