2 minor girls killed, 3 bikers critical in Highway mishap

KalingaTV News Network

Balasore: At least two minor girls were killed and three others sustained critical injury, after a truck ran over a bicycle after hitting a bike at Bhelora Square on NH-60 in Jaleswar here on Thursday.

The deceased have been identified as Gouri Das (13) and Rupa Das (10) of Bhelora village. The injured are Santosh Patra, Jeevan Patra and Milan Patra.

The minor girl duo was on their way to home riding a bicycle this morning when the mishap took place. The speeding truck heading to West Bengal from Balasore came extremely left on the Highway and ended up hitting a bike Santosh Patra was traveling with his two sons. After the collision, driver of the truck lost control over the wheels and mowed down the minor duo on the cycle.

While Gouri and Rupa died on the spot, the injured bikers were rushed to Basta CHC by Jaleswar Police in critical condition.

Angry locals staged a road blockade on the NH demanding compensation to the kin of the deceased duo and it was removed only after an assurance for the same by police.

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