Rourkela: A man was killed and 16 others were injured, 3 of them critically, in separate road accidents on NH-143 in Sundargarh district, about 30 km from here, police said on Thursday.

Atua Oram (20) was killed when a dumper hit him while crossing the road near Madhupur and 16 others were injured when a passenger bus collided with a truck near Champajharan late Wednesday night.

The Rourkela-Bhadrak bus and the truck overturned and rolled about 30 ft down from the road side field under the impact of the collision.

All injured were admitted to Rourkela Government hospital and three seriously injured were shifted to Ispat General Hospital.

(Agencies)