Angul/Malkangiri: Five persons were killed and three seriously injured in two separate road accidents in Angul and Malkangiri districts of Odisha in the wee hours on Saturday.
In the first incident, three persons died on the spot and two others seriously injured when a car (OD-14-H-3453) collided head-on with a truck near Naikanali Chhak on Pitiri road in Pallahara.
Following information, police rushed to the spot and admitted the two seriously injured persons Sagar Barik and Bikash Mangaraj at the government hospital at Mandapala from where they were shifted to the government hospital at Talcher. But as their condition is critical, they will be referred to the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.
The deceased, identified as Bhupesh Sahu, Dhanurjay Nayak and Krishna Kumar Sahu belong to Rourkela, ASI of Samal Police Station, Iajan Khan said.
According to police, the mishap took place when the five persons were on the way Rourkela after attending a marriage ceremony at Jankia in Khurda district in the night.
In another incident, two persons died on the spot and one seriously injured after a bike in which they were travelling skidded off the road near Champakhari on the Vijayawada-Ranchi NH-326 in Malkangiri district.
The deceased identified as Banamali Sikudu and Sanjay Sikudu, were on the way to their village Beginguda after witnessing the Bahuda festival at Mathili when the mishap took place, police said.