Phulbani: In a tragic incident, a JCB excavator ran over two school students at Pirukudi under Khajuripada police limits in Odisha’s Kandhamal district today killing both of them on the spot.
The deceased have been identified as Sipun Behera and Rajkishore Kanhar of Khaumunda village.
They fell down on the road after a collision between two bikes. Unfortunately, the excavator ran over them crushing the two to death.
Tension gripped the place following the accident as irate locals blocked road demanding compensation for the families of the deceased and arrest of the JCB driver. Movement of vehicles on the road was affected due to the blockade.