Cuttack: Two persons of a family were killed while six others were injured after the auto-rickshaw they were travelling in collided head-on with a truck on Old Cuttack-Sambalpur road late on Sunday.
The deceased have been identified as Kuni Behera and Alekh Behera.
According to reports, eight members of a family were travelling to Shankarpur area in Dhenkanal when the road accident took place near near Paschimeswar temple in Cuttack district. A speeding truck coming from Athagarh collided head-on with their vehicle.
While one person died on the spot, another succumbed to his injuries at the Athagarh hospital.
The six others, who were rushed to Athagarh hospital, were shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital here after their condition deteriorated.