Dhenkanal, Dec 25:
In a tragic road mishap, at least three persons were killed and nine others seriously hurt when a Scorpio SUV was hit by a speeding truck at Jhargadia near here on Tuesday night.
According to reports, 10 youth from Dharampur village of Talcher were on the way to Puri in a Scorpio SUV when it collided head-on with a speeding container at a curve near Jhargadia.
The impact of collision was so severe that the SUV overturned for about seven to eight times before falling inside a roadside ditch.
While one of the youths died on the spot, the locals rescued the seriously injured passengers by cutting the roof of the SUV with crow bars and cutters and rushed them to the district headquarters hospital in an ambulance van in a critical condition.
However, two youth succumbed to their injuries in the wee hours on Wednesday.