Angul: In a tragic incident, three of a family were killed and one sustained grievous injuries when a car in which they were travelling hit a truck at Balipasi square near Pallahada on National Highway-45 on early Friday morning.
The deceased have been identified as Biren Barik and his father Basant Barik and his mother of Fertiliser area in Rourkela.
According to sources, the incident took place at around 3 am on Friday when the family was on its way to Rourkela from Cuttack in a car. The ill-fated vehicle hit a stationary truck causing the death of the father and his son on the spot.
Sources added, another person in the car sustained critical injuries. He has been admitted to Pallahada hospital for treatment.
Doctors attending the injured said condition of the patient is very serious and he will be shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack today.
Police have started investigation into the matter.