Youth mowed down by speeding truck in Nuapada

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Nuapada: Tension prevailed in Khariar of Nuapada district after a 25-year-old youth was mowed down by a speeding truck near Daga Chhak on NH-353 on Khariara road on Saturday morning.

The deceased has been identified as Bhola Kharsel.

The incident occurred when Bhola, who was standing on the roadside at Daga Chhak, was hit by the truck and dragged for about 40 feet. He died on the spot.

Irate locals later staged a road blockade on the national highway following which vehicular movement came to a grinding halt.

Notably, three persons had lost lives in separate truck collision incidents in the area in September.

On September 19, the locals held a meeting with the police officials and the district administration urging them to construct a by-pass road nearby to avoid further accidents.

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