Jajpur: At least five cows were killed after a cattle-laden truck overturned near Rathia village in Jajpur district early on Monday morning.
According to sources, the vehicle, in which cattle were being transported from Khurda to West Bengal, turned turtles on the road after the driver of the vehicle lost control.
The vehicle skidded off the road and overturned killing at least five cows. However, the truck driver managed to flee the spot soon after the mishap.
On being informed, local police reached the spot and initiated an investigation after seizing the mangled vehicle, sources added.