Kendrapara: In a tragic road mishap, at least one person was killed and seven others sustained injuries after a speeding truck smacked into a Tata Magic vehicle from rear near Tikarpanga Chhak on NH-5A under Marshaghai police limits today.
The deceased has been identified as Bulu Mohanty of Narayanpur village.
The mishap took place this morning when the victims were en-route to Paradip boarding a Tata Magic van in some work. Driver of a speeding truck bearing registration number OR 05 AG 3755 lost control over the wheels while overtaking the van and ended up dashing against it from behind.
While the van got completely mangled in the crash, all the passengers on board sustained injuries. Later, Bulu succumbed on the spot.
Fire and Police teams from Marshaghai rushed to the spot immediately and sent the injured to Marshaghai Community Health Centre (CHC) for treatment. They were later shifted to Kendrapara DHH for better treatment.
Irate locals blocked the highway protesting the accident and demanding compensation to the next of kin of the deceased.
Police was trying to pacify the mob till this report was being filed.