Dhenkanal: Two persons died while one sustained critical injuries in a head-on collision between a motorcycle and a sand-laden tractor at Kaluria village under Gondia police limits of Dhenkanal district late on Sunday.
The deceased, Narottam Behera and Raj Kishore, and the injured, Srikant Sahu, are all natives of Kaluria.
According to sources, the accident took place while they were returning home after watching Jatra at the nearby Atinda village.
Narottam and Raj died on the spot. Srikant was rescued by locals and admitted to the district headquarters hospital.