Jagatsinghpur: Three persons were killed while five others sustained critical injuries after the bike in which they were travelling collided head-on with a speeding car near Pathuriagada in Cuttack-Paradip road on Wednesday.
However, the identity of the persons is yet to be ascertained.
According to sources, the incident occurred when the deceased trio were travelling in a bike and dashed into a car which was ferrying five persons near Pathuriagada. The collision was so intense that the car overturned to the roadside.
While the bike-borne persons died on the spot the critically injured persons in the car were rushed to a nearby hospital.
On being informed, police reached the spot and seized the ill-fated vehicles. The bodies have been sent for post-mortem, said a source.