Dhenkanal, Feb 12:
In a tragic incident, five persons died on the spot when an auto-rickshaw in which they were travelling, collided head-on with a speeding truck at Jhargadia near Chainpur on National Highway-55 here this morning.
The deceased have been identified as Basant Sahu (auto-rickshaw driver), Kanak Pradhan, Kanhu Pradhan, Sudarshan Nayak and Badri Nayak.
Barring Basant Sahu, the other four deceased were members of a family, police said.
More details are awaited.