9 killed as truck rams into Tata magic

Angul: In an unfortunate incident, nine persons including two women were killed after a truck rammed into a Tata Ace van at Chainpal square here today.

The coal laden truck (OR-19-k-6389) coming from Talcher to Banrapal hit the passenger laden mini vehicle (OR-19-M-1309) killing seven passengers on the spot. Two passengers succumbed to injuries later. The truck driver fled spot soon after mishap.

Irate locals blocked the road following the accident and demanded adequate compensation to victims’ families. They also demanded restriction on plying of heavy carriers vehicles in day time on the same road.

“We demand Rs 20 lakh compensation for the families of all the victims. The narrow road is the main cause of accident. So, we demand the road to be widened”, an angry local said.

Meanwhile, police reached the spot and seized the vehicles. All the bodies were also seized for post mortem.

We are trying to identify deceased. Efforts are on to pacify the irate mob and clear the road”, Inspector-in-charge of Banrapal police station Subhrakant Mallik said.

The deceased have not been identified till the last report came in.

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