1 dies, 3 critical in separate road accidents

Jharsuguda/Boudh: One person was killed and three others including a Class III girl student sustained severe injuries in separate road accidents in Jharsuguda and Boudh districts on Monday.

A man died and two others sustained grievous injuries in a freak accident after the trio was hit by a trawler while they were out on a morning walk near Kurmipada in Belpahar of Jharsuguda district this morning.

The trawler was headed to Chhattisgarh when it hit the trio from behind, sources said. Following the accident, the driver of the trawler managed to flee.

While one of them died on the spot, two others who were also hit by the trawler were rushed to Belpahar hospital where they are reportedly undergoing treatment.

In another accident, a Class 3 girl student was critically injured near Badala Sahi under Purunakatak police limits of Boudh district. She was hit by a Tata Ace when she was on her way to school. The girl has been identified as Rinki Nayak.

Rescued, she was immediately rushed to Purunakatak Hospital where she is undergoing treatment.

Protesting the accident and demanding compensation, locals have blocked the National Highway 57.