3 dead, 5 hurt in separate mishaps

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Kalahandi/ Dhenkanal: Three persons were killed and five others sustained critical injuries in two separate road accidents in the state on Thursday.

In Kalahandi district, a man died of grievous head injuries after his motorcycle hit a roadside tree near Khamanpada on Thursday morning. The deceased has been identified as Pabitra Patra (30) of Bhurtigada village of Lanchagada block in the district.

Reportedly, Pabitra lost control over his bike while traveling and the vehicle skidded off the road. Pabitra fell off the bike and hit his head against a tree. His family members rushed him to a hospital where the doctor pronounced him dead.

On being informed, Narla police reached the hospital and sent the body for post-mortem.

In another case, two persons were killed and five others sustained critical injuries when a bike collided head-on with a truck at Bhalumunda Chhak in Kamakhyanagar of Dhenkanal district on Thursday.

According to sources, the truck carrying five people hit the bike and overturned. The two people riding the bike died on the spot while the people in the truck sustained critical injuries.

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