Rayagada : At least six people including two children today were died and ten others injured in road accident near Rayagada district at Odisha.
The accident took place when an auto-rickshaw has carried 16 persons collided head-on against a cotton-loaded truck coming from the opposite side at Kothapeta village, said sources.
The victims were returning home after celebrating Maha Shivratri festival at a nearby area, the police said.
The six persons died on the spot including the two children belonging in the age group of one to two years, the inspector- in-charge of Chandili police station, Uday Chandra Seth said.
He said, the condition of the four persons was critical and all the injured have been admitted to the district headquarters Hospital.
The cause of the accident is under investigation, police said.