Bhadrak: At least three persons were killed and two others were critically injured in two separate road accidents in the district today.
In the first such incident, two persons were killed and another was injured when a Mahindra Scorpio hit a truck from behind near Tihidi market.
The deceased have been identified as S.K Puhan, a retired Indian Army officer, and Dilip Rout. The severely injured person named Bichitra Padhi was admitted to the local hospital initially, later, was shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.
Police have started an investigation into the matter.
In the second such road mishap, a man was crushed to death in a head-on collision between two trucks near Ranitala area of the district. Another person who sustained injuries in the mishap has been admitted to Bhadrak hospital in a critical condition.
Meanwhile, a probe by the local cops has been initiated in the matter.