Angul: A man riding a bicycle was killed after being hit by a truck on national highway-55 near PTC Chhak in Angul district today.
According to sources, the mishap occurred when a speeding truck coming from the opposite side of the road hit the cyclist killing him on the spot.
Fumed over the incident, locals staged road blockade demanding compensation for the kin of the deceased.
On being informed police reached the spot and held talks to pacify the enraged locals.
Meanwhile, police have sent the body for post-mortem and launched a manhunt to nab the truck driver who is reportedly absconding after the incident.