Six killed in separate road mishaps in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: At least six persons including three members of a family were killed in separate road mishaps in different parts of the State on Wednesday.

Three members of a family were killed after the bike they were riding was hit by a coal-laden truck on National Highway-49 near Pipilimal in Jharsuguda district early today morning.

As per reports, the trio including a couple and their kid was going to Kudaloi village from Belpahar when the mishap took place. While driver of the truck fled the spot, Belpahar police rushed to the spot seized the truck.

Enraged over the incident, locals blocked the National Highway demanding compensation for the deceased.

In another incident, two persons were killed and seven others were injured after the four-wheeler they were travelling in hit a roadside electric pole near Khirpada Chhak on Baisinga-Manatri road of Mayurbhanj district today.

The two deceased have been identified as Bijay Jena and Ramachandra Das while the injured persons have been shifted to Balasore Hospital for treatment. All the victims were going to attend an engagement ceremony.

In Gajapati, one person died while 10 other sustained injuries after the four-wheeler they were travelling in overturned near Budring Ghat in the district today. All the injured have been admitted to a nearby hospital.