Five killed in accident

Sambalpur: Five persons were killed and another was seriously injured in separate road accidents in Odisha's Sambalpur district on Monday, police said.

Three youths riding a motorbike were crushed under the wheels of a 10-wheeler truck near Badasahi under Jujumura police station in national highway No. 6.

The victims were identified as Dusasan Mirdha, Hitesh Mirdha and Ajit Mirdha of nearby Ghenupalli village.

In the other mishap, two persons were killed and another was seriously hurt when the bike they were riding collided head-on with a car at Jamapalli under Sasan police station.

The deceased belonged to Rasanpur village under Sadar police station were identified as Rajesh Kumar Bhoi and Chandan Jhankar.

The injured was shifted to the VSS Medical College Hospital at Burla. The bodies were handed over to their relatives after post-mortem.

The truck and the car were seized by the police and investigation into the mishaps was continuing.