Woman dies after being struck by truck

Khurda: Tension ran high near Taraboi level crossing under Jatni police limits here after a woman was killed after being hit by a speeding mini-truck on Friday morning.

The deceased has been identified as Kabita Prusty of Madhupur area in Nayagarh. Prusty was working for a private investment firm.

According to sources, the mini-truck hit her when she was on her way to collect money.

Prusty was rushed to Khurda hospital where she succumbed to her injuries, sources added.

Following the incident, the irate locals torch the mini-truck and stage road blockade. On being informed, fire official rushed to spot and douse the flame. Meanwhile, police have seized the body and started investigation.