Three members of a family were killed today after a sand-laden lorry rammed into their house in Koraput district of the state in the early hours, police said.

The incident took place at Bhejitput under the jurisdiction of Sunabeda police station of the district after driver of the truck lost control over it, a police officer said, adding, the deceased, a couple and their eight-year-old daughter, were crushed to death. All them were asleep at the time of the accident, he said.

The sand-laden truck was travelling to Damanjodi from Semiliguda, the police officer said. The driver fled the scene and the truck has been seized, the police officer said.

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