Three die in mishaps

Rourkela: Three deaths were reported in separate mishaps at Sundargarh district, police said today.

A cyclist identified as Ganesh Kisan (45) died when a 12-wheeled heavy truck hit him on NH-143 near Lahunipada, about 75 km from here on Sunday, police said.

In another incident, truck driver Sunil Kujur (35) died on the spot when the vehicle he was driving overturned near Chunaghati as he lost control over it.

An 18-year-old girl died on the spot when she was hit by lightning at Raikela village under Gurundia police station, about 60 km from here. Police said the girl identified as Sangita Kulu had taken shelter under a mango tree during rains when lightning struck.