Bhubaneswar: Seven people, including a newly married couple, were Tuesday killed and two injured in a road accident in Odisha's Sundargarh district, police said.
The accident occurred near Lathikata on National Highway-143 in Rourkela when a dumper truck, coming from the opposite direction, collided head-on with the car of the bridegroom and his family, returning from Berhampur, police said.
While three people, including the bride died on the spot, four people succumbed to their injuries in a hospital, police said.
Police said the bridegroom's family from Fertiliser Township area of Rourkela went to Berhampur for the marriage.
After the marriage, the bride and the groom among seven others were on their way to Rourkela in a car when the accident happened.
The two seriously injured people were rushed to the Rourkela Government Hospital. They were later shifted to Ispat General Hospital where their condition is stated to be critical.
Sundargarh DSP Tusarkant Jena said the injured have been admitted to an Intensive Care Unit after their condition deteriorated.