Angul: Two youths were killed when a motorcycle they were riding collided head-on with a truck in Angul district today afternoon. The mishap took place at around 2:30 PM near Jarpada railway over bridge in the district.
Identities of the deceased could not be established till the filing of this report.
The truck going towards Chhendipada hit the motorcycle near a curve at the Jarpada railway over bridge. The severity of the head-on collision between the truck and the motorcycle was so much that the two bikers died on the spot.
Following the accident, the truck driver fled the spot. After being informed, the Jarpada Police reached the spot and sent both the bodies for post mortem.
A police official said there have been several accidents near the Jarpada railway over bridge in last one year. As bushes cover both sides of the road, less space is left for the vehicles to pass. This leads to accidents especially head-on collision between vehicles, the official said.