Bhubaneswar: In a tragic mishap, six members of a family were killed and another person sustained critical injuries after a car, in which they were travelling, was hit by a speeding truck at Jaring Chhak on National Highway- 26 in Kalahandi district late on Tuesday night.
Three of the deceased have been identified so far. They are Bada Behera Ashutosh Behera and Binayak Behera. The injured, identified as Nima Behera, has been admitted to the Kalahandi District Headquarters Hospital at Bhawanipatna.
According to reports, the ill-fated family members were returning home at Khuraselaguda in Kalahandi district from Visakhapatnam when the mishap occurred.
Police have reached the spot and started investigations.