KORAPUT/ROURKELA/RAYAGADA: Three persons were killed and several others injured in road accidents in different districts of the State on Saturday.
In Koraput, one person was killed and another injured in a head-on collision between an SUV and truck near Coffee Board office, three kms from Koraput town. The deceased is B Srikant of Visakhapatnam. Srikant along with one B Srinivash Rao was travelling in the SUV to Andhra Pradesh when their vehicle collided with a truck on NH-206. The truck driver fled following the accident. Rao has been admitted to a local hospital. Police have registered a case.
In the neighbouring district of Rayagada, one person died and two others were injured in an accident near Khamapadar under Padmapur police limits. The deceased is Masiya Raita (22) of Nidhiguda village under Padmapur block. Those injured – Padaru Raita and Jaga Raita – have been admitted to MKCG Medical, Berhampur and their condition is critical. The three were going on a motorcycle when their vehicle collided with a pick-up van.
At Bonai in Sundargarh district, a woman labourer, Bengalata Kishan (35) was crushed to death under the wheels of a tanker near Rukura Dam project site in Gurundia block. She belonged to Mushaposh village. Unnatural death case has been registered.