Bhubaneswar : At least seven people, including three women, were killed and nine hurt in two separate road accidents in Orissa Wednesday, police said.
Four people of a family, including the three women, died when the car in which they were travelling collided with a sand-laden truck on the National Highway-5 near Sarai village in the coastal district of Jajpur, about 100 km from here, in the evening.
Two people sustained injuries in the incident, a district police official said.
In the second incident, three people died when a truck in which they were travelling hit an electric pole near Kukudakhandi village in the southern district of Ganjam, local police sources said.
Seven others who were in the same truck sustained injuries. They are undergoing treatment at Maharaja Krushna Chandra Gajapati medical college hospital at Berhampur town, about 175 km from here.