Sharmili Mallick

Sundergarh: One person was killed and two others sustained critical injuries in a series of crashes involving three trucks and a pickup van near Gadaposh Chhak under Kutra police limits in Sundergarh in the wee hours today.

As per sources, the accidents occurred due to low visibility caused by dense fog in the area. At first, two trucks collided head-on following which driver of one of the vehicles died on the spot, reports said.

The trucks that were stranded on the roadside after the mishap were again smashed by a haiwa truck from behind. Another pickup van that was trailing the haiwa collided with it injuring two persons.

Getting information, police rushed to the spot and blocked the road to avoid further mishaps due to dense fog.

The two injured have been admitted to Kutra community health centre in critical condition.

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