Reported by Sanjay Samal
Basta, Apr 9:
Three persons, including a woman, were killed in a tragic road mishap near Basta on NH 60 today.
Police sources said three persons of Sorisia village were killed when their motor bike (OR 01Q 6463) was hit by a speeding mini truck (WB 25E 5024) on NH 60 near a roadside eatery at Kundapur near Barunagadia under Basta police limits.
While the rider, identified as Kamalakanta Sahoo (34), died on the spot, the two pillion riders identified as Gopal Chandra Das (42) his wife Jayanti Das (36) died at the Basta CHC, where they were declared dead by the doctors, police sources said.
Agitated locals blocked the national highway for about two hours following the accident and vacated after being persuaded by the tehsildar and police officials. An ex-gratia payment of Rs 10,000 was made to the next of kin of those killed from the Red Cross fund, the sources added.