Berhampur (Odisha), Jan 29 (PTI) At least five people were killed and three others were injured in separate road accidents in Digapahandi and Chamakhandi areas of Odisha’s Ganjam district since yesterday, police said today. Also Read - 3 held for killing a man on suspicion of practising witchcraft

A senior advocate, identified as Laxmidutta Mohapatra (45) of Luchapada near here, was killed and another lawyer was seriously injured when a container hit their motorcycle near Jagannathpur in Chamakhandi area today, police said. Also Read - 28 held after panchayat election related violence in Ganjam

The driver of the container fled the spot along with the vehicle after the accident and efforts are on to trace him, said inspector-in-charge of Chamakhandi police station, Chitta Ranjan Behera.

Two students — Siba Das (20) and Santosh Das (18) — died when their motorbike rammed a roadside tree near Mahuri Kalua road in Digapahandi area yesterday, police said.

In yet another accident, Priyadarshini Patra (22) and her relative Salini Patra (18) of Gauda Street were killed and two others were injured when their car dashed against a truck parked along a road at Anangapur last night, said inspector-in-charge of Digapahandi police station, Debasish Mohanty.

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