Malkangiri, Nov 24: In a tragic incident, three persons in a marriage party procession were killed and four others sustained critical injuries after they were hit by a speeding truck at Pandripani area in Malkangiri district this evening.
Though the identities of the deceased are yet to be ascertained, one has been identified as the groom’s father who was the Sarpacnch of Pandripani Pachayat.
As per reports, the incident took place while the marriage procession was continuing and the speeding truck rammed through the participants. The injured were rushed to the nearest hospital where three victims succumbed to their injuries.
Tension prevailed in the area following the mishap as locals nabbed the truck driver and assaulted him. The locals alleged that the drive of the truck was in an inebriated condition. Locals have also staged a road blockade.