Sundargarh: Five labourers were killed while another sustained critical injuries after they were hit by a speeding car at Ramabahal Chhak in Rajgangpur area of Sundargarh district.
According to sources, the incident took place this morning when the car carrying three persons was en-route to Berhampur. Meanwhile, the driver of the car lost control over the wheels and ran the vehicle over the labourers who were busy in road construction work near Ramabahal Chhak.
Later, the car collided head-on with a Scorpio coming from the opposite direction.
While two women workers died on the spot, three others succumbed while undergoing treatment at the hospital. On being informed, police along with fire department officials reached the spot and launched a probe into the matter.
On the other hand, all the injured persons trapped inside both the vehicles have been rescued and admitted to the hospital.