Three killed, seven injured in van-truck collision

Bhubaneswar: At least three persons were killed and seven others critically injured as the van in which they were travelling collided head on with a speeding truck yesterday night at Metakani Chhak on the outskirts Sonepur Township.

The deceased persons were identified as Babulal Mahakur, Uttam Dunguria and Tejraj Bhue. The injured persons were rushed to government-run medical college and hospital. Their health condition is serious, police said.

Reckless driving coupled with dense fog might have led to the fatal head-on collision, police added.