Brahmapur: In a tragic mishap, a pregnant woman and her niece were killed after being hit by an unidentified vehicle near Kotinada police outpost in the Aska area of Ganjam district this morning.

The deceased have been identified as Rashmita Parida (28) and her niece Asharani Khandual of Muapali village. Rashmita’s 10- year-old son was saved narrowly.

The woman and her son and niece were on a morning walk when the mishap took place. The two died on the spot. The deceased woman was eight months’ pregnant, according to reports.

The driver managed to speed away the vehicle after hitting the three on the State Highway. Police have started efforts to trace the vehicle.