Three killed in separate road mishaps

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Nayagarh/Bolangir: Three persons were killed in two separate road accidents in Nayagarh and Bolangir districts on Wednesday.

In the first incident, two motorcyclists were killed after a head-on collision with a truck near Siriganda under Daspalla police limits in Nayagarh district.

The deceased have been identified as Biswajeet Pradhan and Krushna Nayak. Both were in an inebriated state when the mishap took place, reports said.

In another incident, a truck driver was killed after a head-on collision between two trucks on NH-26 near Sudapada in Bolangir district in the wee hours of Wednesday.

The deceased was identified as Sartaj Singh.

According to sources, Singh was driving a coal-laden truck to Jharsuguda from Punjab and halted along a road to replace a damaged tyre. In the meantime, two trucks collided head-on and one of the vehicles subsequently ran over Sartaj killing him on the spot.

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