Koraput: Three members of a family were killed after a sand-laden truck dashed into a roadside house at Bhejaput village under Sunabeda police limits in Koraput district last night.
The deceased were identified as Anand Khosla (40), his wife Padma (32) and their 10-year-old daughter Jyotsnarani.
According to sources, the incident occurred when the family was fast asleep last night. While three members of the family including the minor girl were killed, another one survived.
Reportedly, the critically injured family member was rushed to a nearby hospital. However, the truck driver managed to flee the spot soon after the accident.
While some locals claimed that the driver lost control over the vehicle, some other suspected that the driver rammed into the house under the influence of alcohol.
Following the incident, locals staged a road blockade demanding compensation to the deceased family members.