Balasore/Deogarh: Two persons were killed and 16 others were injured in two different accidents reported from Balasore and Bargarh districts on Monday.
A speeding truck reportedly rammed a motorcycle near Naharpatna under Sadar police limits in Balasore district killing one person on the spot and injuring two others. The injured, identified as Pradipta Mohapatra (20) and Suresh Das, were admitted to the district headquarters hospital.
Pradipta later succumbed to his injuries while Suresh is undergoing treatment at the hospital.
The victims belong to Kalma area of the district. The identity of the other deceased is yet to be ascertained.
Following the accident, locals staged a blockade demanding compensation for the bereaved families.
In Deogarh, 15 women labourers were injured after the mini truck in which they were travelling overturned at Gaelo Ghati. They were admitted to a local hospital for treatment.