Jajpur: As many as three persons were killed in a road mishap near Patharapada under Panikoili police limits in Jajpur district on Tuesday.
The identities of the deceased persons are yet to be ascertained.
According to sources, the incident occurred early this morning when the three victims were heading to a nearby area to sail miniature boats on a motorcycle. In order to overtake a speeding truck, they lost control over the wheels and fell on the road.
As a result, one died on the spot while two others were rushed to a nearby hospital. However, they succumbed to their injuries.
On intimation, police reached the spot and launched a probe into the matter.