Kendrapara: A woman and her newborn daughter were killed after the autorickshaw they were travelling in was hit by a speeding truck on NH 5 near Khamarpada in Kendrapara district on Saturday.
According to sources, the pregnant woman, Manini Mallick was admitted to the hospital after she complained of labour pain on Friday morning where she delivered a girl child.
After being discharged from the hospital this morning, the woman along with her newborn, her husband Madan Mallick and an Asha worker were returning home in an auto rickshaw. Meanwhile, they were hit by a speeding truck on NH 5. While the mother and her newborn child died on the spot, two others sustained critical injuries.
On being informed, police rushed to the spot and rescued the injured persons to the district headquarters hospital.