Jagatsinghpur: Two persons were killed after a motorbike they were travelling by was mowed down by a truck in Rahama under Tirtol police limits in the district today.
The deceased have been identified as Gyana Ranjan Samal of Manitree village and Akash Pradhan of Dandami village of the district.
The accident occurred early this morning while the duo was on their way to a neighboring village for some personal work. The bike on which they were travelling by was hit head-on by a truck a truck coming from opposite direction near the Rahama fuel pump located beside Cuttack-Paradip Road. The victims died on the spot.
The truck driver managed to escape from the spot following the mishap.
Tirtol Police reached the spot and sent the bodies for postmortem. An investigation is underway in the incident.