A six-year-old girl Laxmi Das and her father Mantu Das (30) were killed while her younger brother Sonu (5) suffered critical injuries in an accident on Tuesday afternoon.
The accident took place on NH-143 near Jamunanaki under Birmitrapur police limits. Kuanrmunda in-charge SK Samal said the three were travelling in a motorcycle when a four-wheeler hit their vehicle from behind. When they fell on the road, a tipper coming from the opposite direction ran over them.
The tipper was detained at the spot by locals while the speeding four-wheeler was incepted at Birmitrapur. While the girl died on the spot, her father was declared brought dead at the Ispat General Hospital (IGH). The injured boy was admitted to IGH in a critical condition.
Till Tuesday evening, irate locals staged protests demanding compensation for the family of the deceased.
In two more incidents, an excise employee Bhagawan Naik (52) and a truck driver Mangra Oram (32) were killed in separate accidents in Bonai.
Naik lost control over his motorcycle which hit a tree along NH-143 near Jhirdaplai leading to his death. Oram was killed at Goudiniposh on NH-520 after his truck collided head-on with another truck.