Bhubaneswar, Sep 27:
One person was killed and another critically injured when a cement-laden truck hit a bike at Bomikhal under Saheed Nagar police station limits here on Friday.
The deceased, identified as Narendra Mallick of Baigumpha village near Khajuriapada in Kandhamal district, was working in a private company near Bomikhal and staying at Jayadev Vihar.
According to eyewitnesses, Mallick was on the way to his workplace with his friend Harekrushna Swain on a bike when the speeding truck hit the bike from behind. While Mallick died on the spot, Swain was critically injured.
Vehicular traffic came to a grinding halt for about an hour following a road blockade by an irate local mob.
Following information, a PCR van from Rasulgarh rushed to the spot but had to retreat as the angry mob attacked it.
Later, a police team from Sahid Nagar police station reached the spot and cleared the traffic.
The condition of Swain who was rushed to the Capital Hospital, is stated to be critical.