Balangir, Nov 24: Three persons were killed and five others were critically injured in a road accident on NH-57, Bolangir-Sonepur road, near Randa chhaka area in the early hours on Wednesday.
According to the sources, eight youths from the nearby villages went to Khandadhar waterfall in Sonepur district for a picnic in an SUV car. On their way back to the home, the SUV was hit by another vehicle.
Following the accident, three among them lost their lives on the spot while five others sustained critical injuries. The injured persons have been transferred to the Bhima Bhoi hospital for treatment, added sources.
On being informed the police reached the spot and started their investigation into the matter.
“All the injured persons were admitted to Bhima Bhoi hospital for treatment. The body of the deceased persons were sent for the post-mortem”, said a police official.