Bolangir: Three persons of a picnic party were killed while five others were injured after the Bolero they were travelling in was hit by an unidentified vehicle on NH-57, Bolangir-Sonepur road, near Randa Chhak in Puintala block in the wee hours today.
The deceased persons have been identified as Abhisekh Bhoi of Chantimunda village, Bhagban Nag of Bidighat village, and Ghanshyam Hati of Chikalbahal village, all from Sadar block of Bolangir district.
Reportedly, the above three with five other friends from nearby villages had gone to Khandadhar in Sonepur district for a picnic. They were returning to Bolangir when an unidentified vehicle hit the SUV.
As a result, three of them died on the spot while five others sustained critical injuries in the accident. Four of the injured have been admitted to Bhima Bhoi hospital while one other has been shifted to Burla in critical condition.