Angul: Two persons were killed and three others sustained grievous injuries after the taxi they were travelling in was collided with a speeding truck near Jarapada petrol pump in the district this afternoon.
The deceased have been identified as Ashok Prusty and Hemant Prusty.
Th incident took place when the taxi en-route to Bhilai in Chhattisgarh from Angul was hit by a speeding truck near Jarapada petrol pump. While Ashok Prusty and Hemant died on the spot, three other occupants, including a child were critically injured.
Locals rushed the critically-injured to a hospital at Jarapada and later shifted to Angul district headquarters hospital (DHH).
Meanwhile, police seized both the vehicles and launched an inquiry into the incident.