2 killed as bike falls off bridge into canal

Sambalpur: At least two motorists were killed in a road mishap as the bike they were riding fell off a bridge into a canal near Dimirikuda on Rairakhol-Nakatideula road in Sambalpur district.

The deceased persons were identified as Ramchandra Pradhan and Abhijit Panigrahi.

According to sources, the accident occurred late last night while the duo was on their way home when the rider lost control over the speeding vehicle at a turning following which the two-wheeler rammed through a bridge and fell into a canal near Dimirikuda.

The duo who faced the impact of the mishap died on the spot, sources said.

On being informed, police reached the spot and recovered the dead bodies for post-mortem. Cops also seized the mangled vehicle from the spot, sources added.