2 minor girls mowed down by truck in Balasore

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Balasore: In a tragic incident, a speeding truck ran over two minor girls after hitting a bike near Bhelora Chhak on NH-60 in Jaleswar on Thursday.

The deceased have been identified as Rupa Das (10) and Gouri Das (13) of Bhelora village.

According to reports, driver of a speeding truck lost control on wheels and hit three persons, who were travelling on bike. They have been admitted to Basta Community Health Centre (CHC) sustaining grievous injuries.

The injured persons have been identified as Santosh Patra and his two sons, Jiban and Milan.

Later, the truck rammed into the two girls who were returning home after their tuition on bicycle.

Sources said the truck that from Balasore was on its way to West Bengal.

Irate over the incident, locals staged a road blockade demanding compensation for families of the two deceased minor girls.

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