Youth killed, mother critical in road mishap on NH 16


Balasore: A youth was killed while his mother sustained critical injuries after the motorcycle they were riding was hit by a speeding truck near Chitapada on NH-16 in Balasore district on Monday morning.

The deceased has been identified as Manas Mallick (19) son of Karunakar Mallick of Bhaluka village. The injured woman has been identified as Kabita.

According to sources, Manas was headed to Khantapada market this morning when he met his mother on the way and gave her a lift. They were en route towards the highway when a speeding truck from Bhadrak ran over their motorbike.

The locals immediately rescued Manas and his mother to Khantapada Community Health Centre where the doctor declared Manas ‘brought dead’. Later, the critically injured woman was shifted to Balasore District Headquarters Hospital.

On being informed about the incident, Khantapada police rushed to the spot and seized both the vehicles.

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