Odisha: Minor girl killed as bus runs over her, drags victim for 500 metres

Balangir: In a tragic incident, a minor girl was killed as a bus ran over her and dragged the victim for around 500 metres on NH-57 near Gaintala in Odisha’s Balangir district, today.

According to reports, one Binapani Pandey of Brahmanipali village was heading towards Puintala with his two daughters on a motorcycle for updating Aadhaar card.

In the meantime, a speeding bus hit the two-wheeler from rear, as a result of which the three fell from the motorcycle. The bus ran over his 14-year-old younger daughter and dragged her for around 500 metres. The victim sustained critical injuries and died on the spot.

Pandey and his elder daughter were grievously injured in the road mishap. They were rescued by locals and rushed to the Balangir District Headquarters Hospital for treatment.

Tension ran high at the place of accident as irate locals staged road blockade by placing the body on road demanding compensation for the family of the victims and action against the bus driver. They also ransacked the bus.

Many vehicles remained stranded on both sides of the road due to the blockade.

The Puintala police reached the spot and tried to pacify the locals.

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