Balasore, Feb 18: As many as three labourers and 35 cows were killed after the truck in which they were being transported overturned on NH-60 near Basta under Jaleswar police limits here on Thursday.
The mishap took place around 5 am in the morning.
The cattle-laden truck was enroute to West Bengal when the driver lost control and hit a pick-up van.
On being informed, the local police and fire department personnel reached the spot and launched a rescue operation with the help of local resident.
On the other hand, the driver and helper of the truck fled from the spot after the mishap took place.