One killed, another injured after live wire falls on them

Bhadrak: A man riding a bike was killed while another person sustained grievous injuries after they came in contact with an 11kv electric wire near Panikoili square on Bhadrak-Chandibali main road this morning.

According to sources, the two were travelling on a bike when the live wire got snapped and fell on them. While one Shantanu Patra of Panchutikiri village died on the spot, the person riding pillion was admitted to the Chandibali Community Health Centre (CHC).

Following the mishap, irate locals blocked the Bhadrak-Chandibali main road demanding compensation for the family of the deceased. They alleged that the Electricity Department has been using substandard wires for a long time because of which such accidents occur frequently.

As per latest reports, Chandabali police rushed to the spot and was trying to pacify the mob.