Rourkela: One was killed and another injured after a Bolero vehicle in which they were travelling hit a roadside tree on Koelnagar-Jhirapani road today afternoon. The deceased was identified as Phiru Sahu (40) from Hamirpur slum in Sector-19 of Rourkela.
Phiru along with friend Anil was going towards Jhirpani from Koelnagar in the vehicle. While Anil was behind the wheel, Phiru was sitting near the driver’s seat. Anil lost control over the vehicle near the football ground when a dog came onto the road.
Eyewitness said the driver applied sudden brake following which the vehicle skidded off the road and hit the roadside tree. Immediately the onlookers rescued Anil and Phiru from the mangled remains of the vehicle.
Phiru died on the spot whereas Anil was in critical condition. Locals then rushed the injured to the nearby hospital.