Hyva hits school students in Paradip; 1 dead, 2 critical

Paradip: In a tragic road mishap, at least one school student was killed and two others sustained critical injuries after a Hyva hit them near Phulabelari Chhak on Cuttack-Paradip road today.

As per the report, at least three students were en-route to tuition classes early this morning when driver of a speeding Hyva lost control over the wheels and ended up hitting their bi-cycle from the rear. While one of the students namely Kanhu Charan Mohanty died on the spot after his head came under the wheels of the Hyva and got crushed, the rest two fell off the bicycle and were badly hurt.

Some bystanders immediately rushed the injured student duo to Kujang Community Health Centre (CHC) where their condition remains critical.

Later, locals blocked the Cuttack-Paradip road protesting the accident and demanding suitable compensation for the kin of the victims.

Police had reached the spot to seize the body for autopsy and were trying to pacify the mob till this report was being filed.

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