3 killed as Bolero hits truck

Rayagada: In a tragic incident, three persons were killed and five injured after a Bolero jeep in which they were travelling in, hit a truck from rear on the State highway at Khaliguda under Chandil police station in the district today.

One died on the spot while two others succumbed to injuries at Rayagada district headquarters hospital during treatment.

The mishap occurred when the Bolero jeep was going to Gunupur from here carrying newspapers. The injured are undergoing treatment at Rayagada hospital. “One of them sustained critical injuries with shoulder. She will be shifted to else where for better treatment. Others’ condition is stable”, SK Deo, doctor treating them, said.

“The truck fled the spot soon after the accident. We have launched a search operation to trace the vehicle”, Inspector-in-charge of Chandili police station Udayanath Sethi said.