Three persons including a railway engineer and his son were killed in a road mishap in Purulia today, officials said.

The incident happened along NH-2 when the family was returning from a marriage and the car’s tyre suddenly burst, railway officials said.

South Eastern Railway’s (Adra division) assistant engineer Sunil Kumar (45), his three-year-old son and the driver was killed on the spot.

Kumar’s wife who was also travelling received minor injuries, the officials said.