Bhawanipatna: At least two youths were killed and another sustained critical injuries after their bike hit a bus from rear while overtaking at NH 26 near Koksara Police Station late last night.
The deceased duo has been identified as IRB Jawan Khirasindhu Dharua and Purna Nayak and Home Guard of Motor police outpost. Both the deceased were residents of Koksara village.
As per the information, Khirasindhu who had been posted on job in Koraput had visited his home on the occasion of ‘Nuakhai’ festival yesterday. He was en-route to home with his friend Pintu when gave Purna a lift.
Khirsindhu reportedly lost control over his bike while overtaking the passenger bus near Koksara Police Station and ended up hitting it from the rear. While Khirasindhu and Purna died on the spot following the accident Pintu was rushed to Koksara Community Health Centre (CHC) in critical condition.
A pal of glooms descended on the village due to the mishap.