3 killed as truck hits auto-rickshaw in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: At least three persons were killed after a mini truck hit an auto-rickshaw head-on near MV-47 village under Malkangiri Sadar Police Station on Saturday.

As per the information, a group of people from MV-47 village were en-route to Malkangiri town by hiring the auto-rickshaw in the morning when the accident took place.

Driver of a goods-laden truck which was coming from the opposite direction lost control over the wheels and ended up hitting the auto from the front.

While one of the victim died on the spot post the crash, two others succumbed while undergoing treatment at Malkangiri Sadar hospital.

Police have seized the mangled auto by reaching the spot and launched efforts to trace the truck involved in the accident.

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