Soro: In a heartrending road mishap, a woman and her three-year-old son died and her nephew was critically injured as a scooter, by which they were travelling, was hit by an unidentified vehicle at Sheragada on NH-16 under Khantapada police station in Balasore district this morning.

The deceased have been identified as Sukanti Senapati and her son Rohit of the Manipur area in the district.

According to reports, Sukanti was taking her son on a scooter to the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH), Balasore here at 9 am for a check-up while the mishap occurred.

The woman died on the spot, while her son and nephew were injured. The two were rushed to the DHH in critical conditions. However, doctors declared Rohit dead at the hospital.

Being informed, police reached the spot and recovered the bodies.