December 8, 2022
  • December 8, 2022

Four youths killed in road crashes – The New Indian Express

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By Express press service

BHADRAK/SAMBALPUR: Two youths died after a truck rammed their motorbike into NH-16 near the Odisha Power Transmission Corporation Limited (OPTCL) division office on the outskirts of Bhadrak town on Monday night.

The deceased were identified as Jayaprakash Pradhan (24) from Hatisahi and Minaketan Bindhani (25) from Ramnagar village within Bhadrak rural police boundaries. Police said the two youths were returning from Bhubaneswar on a motorbike when an unidentified truck hit their two-wheeler from behind. The duo were thrown across the NH and killed instantly.

Following the crash, hundreds of residents blocked the NH in protest. Agitators alleged that the construction company doing the NH six-lane work was responsible for the deaths.
“As the NH expansion work is delayed, the company is not repairing feeder roads. Many people have been killed in accidents this year,” they claimed.

Vehicular traffic on the NH was interrupted for several hours due to the roadblock. Informed, Bhadrak Town IIC Umakanta Nayak and Purunabazar IIC Alok Jena rushed to the scene with a squad of police.

The two IICs managed to appease the agitators following which the blockade was lifted. Similarly in Sambalpur, two people died and another was seriously injured after their motorbike hit the guardrail of the Kuchinda Bypass road here on Monday night.

The deceased were identified as Manas Bag (22) from Kudapada village and Bikash Majhi (23) from Lad village. The injured is Jitendra Balua (24) from Chandutikra village. Police said the trio went to see a football match in Mantrimunda. They were returning home when their bicycle hit the side guardrail of the Kuchinda Bypass Road. Manas and Bikash died on the spot. Jitendra is undergoing treatment at VIMSAR, Burla.

BHADRAK/SAMBALPUR: Two youths died after a truck rammed their motorbike into NH-16 near the Odisha Power Transmission Corporation Limited (OPTCL) division office on the outskirts of Bhadrak town on Monday night. The deceased were identified as Jayaprakash Pradhan (24) from Hatisahi and Minaketan Bindhani (25) from Ramnagar village within Bhadrak rural police boundaries. Police said the two youths were returning from Bhubaneswar on a motorbike when an unidentified truck hit their two-wheeler from behind. The duo were thrown across the NH and killed instantly. Following the crash, hundreds of residents blocked the NH in protest. Agitators alleged that the construction company doing the NH six-lane work was responsible for the deaths. “As the NH expansion work is delayed, the company is not repairing feeder roads. Many people have been killed in accidents this year,” they claimed. Vehicular traffic on the NH has was halted for several hours due to the road block. Informed, Bhadrak Town IIC Umakanta Nayak and Purunabazar IIC Alok Jena rushed to the scene with a squad of police. The two IICs managed to appease the agitators following which the The blockade was lifted.Similarly in Sambalpur, two people died and another was seriously injured after their motorbike hit the guardrail of the Kuchinda bypass road here on Monday night.The dead have been identified as Manas Bag (22) from Kudapada village and Bikash Majhi (23) from Lad village. The injured is Jitendra Balua (24) from Chandutikra village. Police said the trio went to watch a football match in Mantr imunda. They were returning home when their bicycle hit the side guardrail of the Kuchinda Bypass Road. Manas and Bikash died on the spot. Jitendra is undergoing treatment at VIMSAR, Burla.