Deogarh: Three persons lost their lives while six others were critically injured in a road mishap that took place at Khulundipani under Barkot police limits here on Sunday evening.
The deceased has been identified as Shatrughna Naik (30), Himadri Naik (27) and Mahargu Behera (40) of Purunapani village.
According to sources, the trio had gone to Banai area of Sundergarh district to attend a cultural programme and was returning to their village in the truck. Meanwhile, the driver of the truck lost control over the vehicle and it overturned near a temple on National Highway-23 at Khulundipani village.
Soon the passersby rescued the injured persons and rushed them to a hospital at Barkot. On being informed, the local police reached the spot and seized the vehicle. Further probe is underway.