Man, son crushed to death

Cuttack: A 62-year-old retired police officer and his 20 year-old son were crushed to death by a truck here today.

The father and his son were waiting at the bus stand to board a Paradeep-bound bus when the tragedy occured, police said.

The two died on the spot and angry locals blocked the road which led to a scuffle with the police, who came to remove the agitators.

However, none was injured, the police said.

This halted the traffic on the busy 90-km long Cuttack-Paradeep road for about four hours, the police added.

Locals alleged that since the recent concretisation of the road, it had witnessed a number of accidents, many of them involving laden trucks as the people were driving rashly on it and traffic mangement was poor.