Jajpur: A farmer died after reportedly being run over a speeding truck near a vegetable market at Barabati Chhak on National Highway 16 in Jajpur district this morning.
The deceased has been identified as Amulya Sethi (32), a resident of Prathamkhandi village in the district.
Four others sustained injuries in the incident. Two of them have been taken to the SCB Medical College & Hospital in Cuttack for treatment.
According to reports, Amulya and few other farmers were selling their vegetable at roadside near a local market in the morning. A speeding goods truck enroute to Kolkata from Cuttack ran over the farmer while overtaking an iron rod-laden vehicle at Barabati Chhak.
While Amulya died on the spot, four others including a businessman and one farmer received grievous injuries in the incident. The injured persons were rushed to a nearby hospital as well as the SCB Hospital for treatment.
The driver of the truck escaped from the spot following the incident.