Nayagarh: Two women were killed and one critically injured after a truck ran over them while they were out on a morning walk at Sanpada along Nuagaon-Khordha road on Thursday.
While the deceased women, identified as Manasi Martha and Tikina Pradhan of the same locality were killed on the spot, the injured one was rushed to a nearby hospital and battling for life there.
According to sources, the incident took place this morning, when the three victims were walking on the roadside of NH-57 (Khurda-Bolangir).
Suddenly the truck from the opposite direction lost its balance and rammed over the trio, killing two of them on the spot.
Soon after, few locals rushed her to a nearby hospital, where doctors declared them brought dead. The injured one shifted to another hospital as her health condition deteriorated.
On receiving information, local police rushed to the spot and were pacifying the commuters till the last report was filed.
Meanwhile, the driver and helper fled the spot after the mishap. Police have launched a manhunt to nab them.