Patnagarh, Jan 4: At least one person was killed and two others sustained critical injuries after an SUV hit a bike near Dhumabhata Road petrol pump under Patnagarh Police Station in Balangir district last night.
The deceased has been identified as Raju Banchhor of Manoharpur area of the same district. The critically injured persons are Akhilesh Ghibhela of Tikapali and Dolamani Banchhor of Beherabandha village.
As per the report, the victim trio was en-route to Beherabandha from Patnagarh on a TVS Apache bike in some work when the mishap took place. Driver of a numberless Mahindra Bolero SUV which was heading to Patnagarh from Titlagarh lost control over the wheels due to wretched condition of the road and ended up hitting the bike head-on.
While Raju died on the spot post the mishap, the rest two sustained grievous injuries and were rushed to Patnagarh Sub-Divisional Hospital for treatment by some bystanders. They were later shifted to Santha Bhima Bhoi Medical College and Hospital (BBMCH) in Balangir for better treatment.
Police have seized both the vehicles involved in the accident.