Balasore: A three-year-old girl was killed while five others including a minor boy sustained critical injuries after the SUV they were travelling in skidded off near a bridge at Soro in Balasore district on Saturday.
The injured persons were identified as residents of Panpana village.
According to sources, Ratnakar Pradhan along with his family and friend Prafulla Palei was headed to Balasore in an SUV bearing the registration number of “DL 12 CE 43”. Meanwhile, the driver lost control over the wheels near Oliapatna village under Khandapada Police station limit in Soro.
As a result, the vehicle skidded off the road near a bridge and overturned to the canal.
While a three-year-old girl was killed on the spot, five persons including another minor sustained critical injuries.
They were immediately rescued by the locals and rushed to Balasore district headquarters hospital, added sources.