Rourkela: At least nine people killed and 31 injured in separate mishaps in Sundergarh district since Sunday, police said on Monday. Three persons were killed and 27 others injured when a mini truck carrying members of a marriage party skidded off the road near Khutugaon early today, they said. In another incident, two young men died and four others were injured when a mini-truck in which they were travelling overturned near Chikitamati yesterday. Two cyclists were crushed to death when they were hit by a speeding vehicle near here yesterday. Another youth died near Bargam when a truck hit him. In another incident, a 12-year-old girl of Tikilpoada village died while bathing in a pond after she slipped into it yesterday, the police said. PTI