Dhenkanal: One person died after the bike on which he was travelling was hit by a truck near Salabati bridge on Gondia-Bhuban road under Gondia police limits in Dhenkanal district on Saturday.
The deceased was identified as Sanjeev Kumar Sahoo of Dhenkanal Housing Board Colony.
According to sources, the incident occurred when Sanjeev was heading to a relative’s house in Bhuban area this morning.
The driver of the truck which was heading towards Gondia lost control over wheels near Salabati bridge and collided the bike head-on. The impact of the collision was so severe that the bike got badly mangled. On the other hand, the truck overturned following the collision leaving the victim critically injured.
Some passersby rescued the victim and rushed him to Sriramchadrapaur Community Health Centre (CHC) where Sanjeev succumbed to his injuries.
Following the incident, the angry locals blocked the road demanding compensation for the bereaved family. Later, the police visited the place and brought the situation under control.