Dhenkanal: Tension ran high at Gadapalasuni under Parjang police limits after a minor girl died in road accident here today.
The girl has been identified as Liza Nayak of Gadapalasuni village.
According to sources, Liza was going to the pond for taking bath when a speeding pickup van coming from the opposite side hit her. The girl died on the spot.
Irked over the incident locals staged road blockade by placing the body on the road and demanded compensation for the kin of the deceased.
Vehicular movement on Parjang-Telkoi was affected as the agitators resorted to burning tyres to stage their protest.
On being informed police reached the spot and held talks to pacify the locals.