Man killed, wife critical as bus hits bike in Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal: In yet another shocking road mishap in the State today, a man was killed and his wife sustained critical injuries after a speeding bus hit their bike near Rankia village on Jiral-Pandua road under Kamakhyanagar police limits today.

The deceased has been identified as Gatikrushna Khuntia of Mathakargola village of the same district.

Gatikrushna was en-route to Bolua village along with his wife to meet a relative this morning when the mishap took place. A speeding passenger bus which was heading to Jiral hit their bike from behind after the driver lost control over the wheels and fled from the spot.

While Gatikrushna died on the spot some passers-by rushed his wife to Dhenkanal District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) in critical condition and then shifted to SCB Medical in Cuttack.

Angry locals blocked the Jira-Pandua road demanding the arrest of the driver of the bus involved in the accident soon after the accident. A large number of vehicles remained stranded on both sides of the route due to the blockade.

Later, police rushed to the spot and tried to pacify the agitators.

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