Gajapati: One student was killed while nine others sustained critical injuries after the autorickshaw they were travelling in collided head-on with a tractor near Ramchandrapur under R Udaygiri police limits in Gajapati district on Saturday.
The deceased has been identified as Lubun Korada. He hails from Ranaloi village.
According to sources, an autorickshaw carrying around 10 students was heading towards school located in Talada this morning. Meanwhile, the driver of a speeding tractor lost control over wheels near a turning point at Ramchandrapur and collided the vehicle with the autorickshaw resulting in the death of one and injuring nine others.
The passerby immediately rescued the injured students to a nearby hospital and alerted the police.
On intimation, police reached the spot and launched a probe into the matter.