Deogarh/Jajpur: Two separate road mishaps claimed lives of at least three persons, including a married couple, in Odisha’s Deogarh and Jajpur districts today.
A speeding truck hit a motorcycle on which Prashanta Luha and his wife Namita Luha of Tankabira village under Reamal police limits in Deogarh district were travelling, killing the duo on the spot.
Similarly, a father-son duo travelling on a scooter was hit and run over by a truck at Benapur Chhak under Korei police limits in Jajpur district. While the father died on the spot, the son sustained critical injuries and was hospitalised.
Tension gripped the place following the incident as locals blocked road demanding compensation for the family of the victims.