Man mowed down by bus, locals block road


Jharsuguda: Tension ran high in Jharsuguda-Sambalpur bypass road after a 55-year-old man was mowed down by a speeding bus near Prasanna Chhak on Sunday afternoon.

The deceased has been identified as Krushna Kumar Sandha of Ekatali village.

According to sources, Krushna was crossing the road on his bicycle at around 3pm when he came under the wheels of the speeding bus and died on the spot.

Meanwhile, locals placed the body on the State Highway-10 and blocked the road demanding immediate compensation to the deceased’s family.

Following this vehicular movement came to a grinding halt and Jharsuguda Town police rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation.

As per available information the bus driver have surrendered before Badamal police. Even though police tried to calm down the locals, the road was blocked till the last report came in.

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