Angul/Nayagarh: At least five persons were killed in two separate road accidents in Angul and Nayagarh districts late last night.
As per sourcesÂ three persons were killed when the bike they were travelling on dashed a tree on roadside at Pattapathar under Thakurgarh police station in Angul district. The deceased have been identified as Kathi Dalei and Paramananda Dalei of Pedipathar village and Kalia of Sindurakala village. The incident took place when the trio was returning to Pedipathar from Athamallick.
Tension prevailed in the area following the incident as angry locals staged a road blockade on Athamallick-Bainda road demanding compensation for the families of all deceased. On receiving information, police have rushed to the spot to pacify the mob.
In another incident, two persons died after a potato-laden truck hit a tree at Kachera Sahi under Fatehgarh police limits in Nayagarh district last night. The driver of the truck absconded following the incident.
Meanwhile, police have seized the dead bodies and begun investigation into the incident.