Tangi, June 30: One labour was killed while two other sustained critical injuries as the mini truck they were travelling on overturned near Kayathpala Chhak under Tangi plice limits in Khordha district today.
The deceased has been identified as Chitta Ranjan Palai, a resident of Kuhudi village.
According to sources, some labourers were travelling on the mini truck which was carrying laterite stones illegally. To avoid check post the vehicle took a narrow route instead of going on a proper road following which it lost its balance near Kayathpala Chakk and over turned.
While, some of the labours managed to jump out of the vehicle, Chittaranjan came under it and succumbed to the injuries. The two other victims were rushed to Tangi Hospital in critical a condition and further shifted to SCB Hospital in Cuttack as their condition deteriorated.
On being informed, the police reached the spot and initiated a probe into the matter.