Rourkela: In a tragic incident, a father-son duo were killed after being mowed down by a truck on NH-143 near Balughat in Odisha’s Rourkela last night.
The deceased have been identified as Munna Sethi (58) and his son Sambhu Sethi (36). Both were truck drivers by profession.
According to eyewitnesses, the mishap took place while Sambhu was having a conversation with his father after parking a truck being driven by him on roadside around 11 PM.
In the meantime, a speeding truck hit the two and ran over them killing the duo on the spot.
Tension gripped the place after the accident as irate locals blocked the road demanding compensation for the family members of the deceased.
On being informed, police reached the spot and recovered the bodies for post-mortem. Investigation into the matter is underway.