Bhawanipatna: Three persons including two women were killed and seven others sustained injuries after a vegetable-laden truck skidded off the road and overturned near a canal at Bandhakana in the Dharamgarh area of Kalahandi district on Tuesday.
The deceased have been identified as Usha Nag, Kumari Nag and Premraj Nag. While Usha died on the spot, Kumari and Premraj succumbed to their injuries at the Jaipatna hospital while undergoing treatment.
The injured were rescued by locals and were rushed to the Jaipatna hospital. They were later shifted to the District Headquarters Hospital here as their condition deteriorated.
The driver of the truck fled the spot soon after the accident. Police have started investigation into the incident.