Keonjhar: In an unfortunate incident, three members of a family were killed in a road accident in Odisha’s Keonjhar district today.
As per sources, an SUV ran over the three members of a family while they were standing in front of their house. The incident took place near Ganesh Bhawan under Joda police limits here.
The deceased include two minor siblings – 5-year-old girl Priya and a 3-year-old boy Manu. The father of the children Dulur Lohar (25) was also killed.
While the three grievously injured succumbed to injuries on the spot, the driver of the car also sustained critical injuries and was admitted to the ICU of a hospital in Joda.
Sources added that the driver had stolen the car (OR02AN 5086) at gunpoint near ferro chrome plant. In an attempt to sneak out of the town, the speeding car met with an accident killing three persons.
Meanwhile, locals staged a road blockade demanding compensation for the deceased persons. Police have begun investigation into the incident.