Baripada: Two including a school student killed and six injured after a truck hit an auto-rickshaw on NH-49 near Bangiriposi
Baripada: As many as two people including a school student killed while six other sustained critical injuries after the auto-rickshaw they were travelling was hit by a speeding truck on NH-49 near Bangiriposi here.
According to reports, some school students and their parents were heading towards Suliapada from Dopatta village in an auto-rickshaw to collect rice allotted under the mid-day meal scheme. Meanwhile, the auto-rickshaw was hit by a speeding truck.
While two died on the spot, six others sustained serious injuries.
Soon after the incident, the driver and helper of the truck fled the spot.
On being informed, police and Fire personnel rushed to the spot, rescued the victims to the Bangiriposhi Hospital. Reportedly, the injured persons were undergoing treatment at District Headquarters Hospital.