Truck-cart crash leaves one dead in Deogarh
Deogarh: In yet another road mishap in the state, a bullock-cart driver was killed after being hit by a speeding truck on NH-53 near Chhatabar village under Riamal police limits today.
The deceased has been identified as Sugriba Sahu.
The mishap took place in the morning while Sugriba was en-route to Deogarh in some work and driver of the truck which was coming from the opposite direction lost control over the wheels of his vehicle and ended up hitting the cart.
While the victim died on the spot, at least two bullocks attached to the cart sustained critical injuries in the crash. One of the bullocks later succumbed while being rushed to a nearby Veterinary Hospital by some locals.
Irate villagers blocked the highway in protest to the accident later and demanded compensation to the victim’s family. Police and district administration officials rushed to the spot and tried to pacify the mob.