Kandhamal: In a tragic mishap, two school students were killed and another sustained critical injuries after an unknown vehicle hit them at Pirikudi under Khajuripada police limits in Kandhamal district on Friday.
Sipun Behera and Rajkishore Kanhara of Khaumunda village died on the spot. The injured one was rushed to Phulbani hospital.
According to reports, the mishap took place when they were returning to home from school. An unknown vehicle hit them and fled the spot. As a result, two students died on the spot while another was critically injured.
Tension prevailed after the accident as locals blocked the road demanding compensation for the deceased.
On being informed, police reached the spot and started investigation.