Balasore: Three persons were killed and eight others sustained critical injuries in three separate road accidents in the State on Thursday.
According to a report from Balasore, two persons were killed and five others sustained critical injuries after the pickup van they were travelling in fell into a river near Gudupahi in Chandipur of the district.
The two deceased have been identified as Rabindra Hansda and Basua Hansda. The injured persons, including a minor boy, have been admitted to hospital for treatment.
In another road mishap, a person lost control of his bike and hit an electric pole near Ankula petrol pump under Athagarh police limits in Cuttack district and died on the spot. The body has been sent for post-mortem.
In yet another road accident, three persons sustained injuries in Bolangir district when a Bolero they were travelling in hit a tree near Andharabandha under Bangomunda police limits.
They were rescued and rushed to hospital by locals along with police personnel.