Angul: Despite less traffic following the state Government’s restriction on movement of vehicles for COVID-19, a person died while two others of his family suffered critical injuries in a road mishap near Jarapada town in Angul district early this morning.
The deceased has been identified as Nilamani Behara (45).
As per reports, Nilamani was returning to his village Redhakhol with his wife, daughter and son on his bike as all the public transport services were stopped following the Government order. While crossing Jarapada around 6 am today, an unidentified vehicle rammed into Behera’s bike and fled the scene. Behera died on the spot while his wife Bilasini and daughter were critically injured in the mishap. However, his son escaped with no injuries.
Soon after, locals called up Jarapada police, who rushed to the spot and sent the two critically injured to the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) for treatment. The cops are further probing the incident.