The mishap occurred when the driver of the lorry suddenly applied brakes after noticing a stationary vehicle in front, following which it turned turtle, police said.
While one person died on the spot, two others succumbed on way to hospital.
The four injured were admitted to a local hospital where condition of two of them was stated to be serious, police said.
Vizianagaram: Three persons were killed and four others injured when their lorry overturned on the Chennai-Kolkata national highway near Kanimetta village of the district Friday morning, police said.
First Published: Friday, July 27, 2012, 11:16