Boudh, June 9: A couple was killed and three others sustained severe injuries after the car in which they were travelling in hit a roadside tree near Chari Chhak under Purunacuttack police limits in Odisha’s Boudh district on Wednesday.
The deceased have been identified as Surendra Nayak and his wife Namita Nayak of Mandar village under Belaguntha block in Ganjam district. They reportedly died on the spot.
The injured persons were rushed to a hospital in Purunacuttack. Later, they were shifted to the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) here as their health condition worsened.
Sources said the couple along with their relatives were heading towards Rourkela when the mishap occurred.
After getting information, Purunakatak Police reached the spot and started a probe into the matter.