JEYPORE: Three persons were killed and seven injured seriously when the four-wheeler in which they were travelling collided head-on with a truck near Kotpad on Monday.
At least 10 persons of Kotpad were travelling to Borrigumma to attend a festival when the mishap took place, killing three persons on the spot. While two of the deceased have been identified as Trilachana Bhatra(35) and Kamalsaha Harijan(37), both from Meriguda under Kotpad police limits, identity of the third person is yet to be ascertained. Those injured have been admitted to private hospitals in Koraput and condition of three of them is critical.
Truck driver and helper fled from the spot after the accident. Borrigumma SDPO, Urdhaba Nayak, said efforts are on to nab the two.