Bolangir: Six new year revellers were killed and another one sustained seriously injured when the jeep in which they were travelling dashed against a tree near Saintala in Bolangir district on Sunday.

The victims were all in their early 20s.

Three were killed on the spot while as many succumbed to their injuries in the district headquarters hospital here. Four others, who were trapped inside the mangled body of the jeep, were pulled out and admitted to the district headquarter hospital in serious condition.

The deceased, all hailing from Bolangir, were identified as Ajit Bag, Paritosh Singh, Bunty Parua, Sudesh Singhdeo and Subham Mahakur and Shankar Pradhan.

While the actual cause of the accident is unknown sources said that, the mishap occured as the driver of the car lost control over the vehicle.