Two persons killed in accidents

Rourkela: Two persons, including a college student, were killed in separate road mishaps in Sundargarh district.

Police said one Chandan Behera (24) of Banei college was killed on the spot and one of his classmates  critically injured after the motor cycle on which they were travelling collided with a truck near Biratola chowk on N.H-23, about 50 km from here last evening. The injured were admitted to Rourkela Government Hospital here. The driver along with the truck sped away from the spot.

In another mishap, one Bhabani Kaudia died on the spot when a coal laden truck hit his bicycle near Chhatanpalli on MCL-Sundargarh road, about 120 km from here. Police seized the truck and arrested the truck driver. The villagers of Sametbahal staged a road blockade demanding compensation to the victim`s family.

After discussion with the truck owner, Rs 20,000 was paid to the affected family following which the villagers handed over the body to police for postmortem.