Angul: Tragedy struck a village under Chhendipada block after a minor boy and his mother were crushed to death on his birthday here in the district.
The day of happiness turned tragic as the boy and her mother died in a road mishap.
The deceased duo was identified as Kabita Sahoo and her son Subham Sahoo, the residents of Balipata village.
According to reports, Kabita along with her son had been to a temple in Angul town on his son’s birthday today to offer prayer for his long life. While returning to home on a scooter, a speeding truck hit their vehicle near Dussehra ground on NH-55 killing them on the spot.
The irate locals blocked the NH demanding compensation for the family of deceased persons.