Angul: A head-on collision between a truck and an auto-rickshaw killed two women and left four persons critically injured near Naikanali under Samal police in Odisha’s Angul district, today.
The deceased have been identified as Shanti Bhera and Golap Behera of Bhejia village under Parjang police limits in the district.
The ill-fated three-wheeler was heading towards Pitiri from Khamar when a speeding truck dashed against the vehicle. The two women died under the impact of the collision.
On being informed, police reached the spot, rescued the victims and admitted them to hospital. The bodies have been recovered and sent for post-mortem.
Tension ran high after the road mishap as irate locals blocked road demanding compensation for the families of the deceased.