Bhadrak: One person was killed and four others were injured in a road mishap after an auto-rickshaw hit a roadside tree near College Square in Mato Madhapur under Chandbali police limits in Bhadrak district.
The deceased was identified as Maheswar Das of Kandia Sahi.
According to sources, the accident occurred last evening while at least 14 passengers in an auto-rickshaw were en route to Madhapur when the driver of the vehicle lost control over the wheels. Following this, the vehicle hit a roadside tree and turned turtles.
While Maheswar was killed on the spot, four others sustained injuries. The injured were immediately admitted to Chandbali CHC. Meanwhile, one Amarendra Das has been shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack after his health condition deteriorated.
While the driver of the vehicle is reportedly absconding, local police have initiated a probe, sources said.