Woman killed, 12 hurt in separate road mishaps in Odisha

Sundergarh: One woman was killed and 12 others sustained injuries in separate road accidents in Sundergarh district this morning.

In a series of accidents, a speeding truck first hit a Bolero from behind which in turn mowed down a woman pedestrian near Badaposh Chhak on Biju Expressway under Kutra police limits Sunday morning. Five others, who were travelling in the Bolero, have also received critical injuries in the mishap.

The deceased woman, Kalestika Sorang, has been identified to be a resident of nearby village. Soon after the incident, palpable tension prevailed in the area as locals blocked the Biju Expressway demanding compensation for the family of the deceased.

However, the blockade was later removed after officials of district administration rushed to the spot and assured compensation for the kin of the deceased woman.

Getting information, police also rushed to the spot, recovered the body and sent it for post-mortem.

In another incident, one person was critically injured while six others sustained minor injuries after a speeding truck rammed into a bus from behind near Darjing under Lahunipara police limits in the district today. The accident took place when the bus was enroute to Sundergarh from Jangula, sources said.