Khurda: At least three people were killed and three others critically injured when a truck overturned on NH 16 at Sholapokhari near Chilika Naval Square in Khurda district today.
According to reports, the Rayagada-bound truck was coming from Cuttack when it turned turtle at about 3 am.
The mishap occurred when the driver lost control over the wheels following which the vehicle skid off the highway. Seven people, including the driver were travelling in the iron pipe-laden truck.
While three of them were killed on the spot, three sustained injuries and the driver escaped miraculously being unhurt.
The deceased have been identified as Habibullah, Aritullah and Rajapurakit of West Bengal.