Rourkela: In a tragic incident, a woman homeguard heading towards the Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium here for Hockey World Cup-related duty died in a road accident in the steel city, today.
The deceased was identified as Johani Tirkey of Bandhamunda.
According to reports, Johani was on her way to the stadium on a scooter when a truck hit the two-wheeler from rear at Hanuman Vatika Chhak here at around 7 AM.
As she fell from the vehicle, the truck ran over Johani, killing her on the spot.
Uditnagar police have seized the truck and detained its driver for questioning.
The body was recovered by police and sent to the Rourkela Government Hospital for post-mortem.