Dhenkanal: Tension prevailed in Kamakhyanagar after locals blocked the NH-53 protesting the death of a person in a road accident here on Saturday.
According to sources, the incident took place today morning near Kamakhyanagar police station when Pushpakant Sahu, a local trader, was hit by a truck from behind on NH-53, killing him on the spot. Sahu was reportedly out on a morning walk.
Irate over the incident, locals kept the body of the deceased on the Talcher-Jajpur road on NH-53 in protest following which hundreds of vehicles remained stranded on either sides of the highway.
Later, Kamakhyanagar police reached the spot and was seen pacifying the mob.