Balasore: At least three persons died and six others were injured in two separate road mishaps in Odisha today.
An SUV hit a truck near Haldipada in Basta area of Balasore district today killing a person and leaving six others critically injured.
According to reports, the victims were returning Kolkata from Puri in a Scorpio SUV this morning when the driver of the vehicle could not spot a stationary truck parked on roadside.
Consequently, the speeding car rammed into the truck from rear resulting in death of a youth, identified as Nira Bora, on the spot.
The injured ones were admitted to the Balasore district headquarters hospital for treatment.
In another incident, two persons travelling on a motorcycle died after the two-wheeler hit a culvert at Bhalupani under Tikayatpali police limits in Sundargarh district.