The deceased has been identified as Sukuram Bhatra, a resident of the same village.
The mishap took place while a group of children were playing on the village road in the noon. Driver of the corn-laden truck which was en-route to Nabarangpur city to deliver the consignment lost control over the wheels and ended up hitting the children.
While Sukuram came under the wheels of the truck and died on the spot, a minor girl Jamuna Kumbhar (6) sustained critical injuries and was rushed to Jagdalpur Hospital of Chhattisgarh due to deteriorating condition.
Kosagumuda Police has seized the truck and trying to trace the driver who is absconding post the accident.