Five members of a family were killed and one was injured when a truck rammed into a roadside hut in Dhalbhumgarh area of East Singhbhm district early today, police said.
The driver of the truck lost control of the vehicle and it entered the hut on NH 33 at Nutangarh killing three children and two women who were asleep, Sub-Divisional Police Officer (Ghatsila), Sanjeev Besra, said.
Another member of the family was injured and was taken to a hospital.
Local people put up a road blockade for sometime demanding compensation for the family and arrest of the driver who had fled from the spot after the accident.
The truck was going from Chakulia to Baharagora, Besra said.