Rayagada: A 50-year-old woman was killed and her nephew, who was driving an auto-rickshaw sustained critical injuries after the vehicle had a head-on collision with a tanker near Komtalpetaile in Jaykaypur of Rayagada district this morning.
Th deceased has been identified as P Arnapurna of Jinjalbadi village under Chandili police limits in the district.
Sources said Raja was driving Arnapurna to Rayagada railway station in an auto at around 7.30 AM today. On the way, a tanker coming from opposite direction hit the auto-rickshaw, following which Arnapurna died on the spot.
Critically-injured P Raju has been admitted to Rayagada district headquarters hospital (DHH) for treatment.