Kandhamal: At least three persons were killed in a road mishap after an ambulance vehicle hit a motorcycle on NH-59 near Mundigada area under Tumudibandha block in Kandhamal district.
The deceased have been identified as Pravat Badaseth, Nilima Sana Majhi, and a minor.
According to sources, the incident took place while the ambulance vehicle hit a bike head-on NH-59.
While three persons were killed on the spot, Ribika Majhi, and minor sustained critical injuries. All the injured have been admitted to a hospital in Phulbani.
Palpable tension sparked in the area following the mishap. Locals also resorted to road blockade and detained the ambulance demanding for compensation, sources said.