Baliguda: A person was killed and three others suffered injuries after a speeding SUV hit an auto-rickshaw near Dugudi under G. Udayagiri Police Station limits in Kandhamal district today.
The deceased person has been identified as Kishore Pradhan (35), a resident of Adasakupa village in Petapanga GP of Raikia block, while one of the injured identified as Sagarika Mallick (21), the G. Udayagiri police informed.
According to eyewitnesses, a Mahindra Bolero car (OD-12C-2626) was en route to G. Udayagiri from Kalinga area when it hit an auto-rickshaw (OD-07F-1798), carrying passengers, head-on.
While one person died on the spot, three other injured were rescued by the people present on the spot. On intimation, an ambulance vehicle reached the spot and rushed the injured persons to G. Udayagiri Community Health Centre.
Reportedly, two injured persons have been shifted to MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur. The local police also visited the mishap spot and the CHC during the course of an initial investigation into the mishap.