The victims have been identified as Maheshwar Patra, his wife and three-year-old daughter.
The incident took place in the wee hours today while the family was asleep inside their house located on the side of a service road connecting NH-20 in Sathighar Sahi. Driver of a Mahua flower laden truck lost control over the wheels of his vehicle and drove into Maheswar’s house to overturn.
As the mishap caused collapse of a wall of the house, all three of the family turned critical after coming under its debris.
Some local residents rescued the victims and rushed to the District Headquarters Hospital for treatment.
Later, a road blockade was staged on the highway protesting the rash driving of the truck driver.