Dhenkanal/Sundargarh: One person was killed while five others sustained injuries in two separate road mishaps in Dhenkanal and Sundargarh districts on Saturday.
In the first incident, one person was killed while four other received injuries after a brick-laden truck overturned near Jadapal Chhak under Kamakshyanagar police limits in Dhenkanal district today.
The deceased has been identified as Suresh Mallick (40).
According to sources, a brick-laden truck was en-route to Kankadahad from Panchaputi when the driver lost control over the wheels and the vehicle overturned. All five injured persons were rescued and rushed to Kamakshyanagar hospital where Suresh succumbed while undergoing treatment.
In another incident, a cyclist sustained critical injuries after being hit by a speeding bus near RGH in Rourkela of Sundargarh district on Saturday.
The critically injured Ranjit Kumar was rescued and admitted to district headquarters hospital.