Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Rayagada, Oct 19:
In a tragic incident, at least three persons were killed and five others sustained grievous injuries when a jeep in which they were travelling collided head-on with a truck at Khaliguda under Chandil police station in Odisha’s Rayagada district this morning.
According to reports, the accident took place at around 6 AM when a newspaper-laden jeep was on the way to Gunupur from Rayagada. The ill-fated vehicle dashed into a speeding truck coming from opposite direction at Khaliguda here.
While a person died on the spot, others were critically injured and admitted to Rayagada district headquarters hospital where two more succumbed to their injuries, sources said.
The truck driver fled the spot with the vehicle after the incident, sources added.
On being informed, police reached the spot and started investigation. Efforts were on to identify the truck and nab the driver.