Baripada: Two persons were killed while three other sustained critical injuries in two road separate road mishaps in Mayurbhanj district today.
As per sources, a person was killed while his mother-in-law and niece sustained critical injuries after the bike they were travelling on was hit by a pickup van near Asanbani Chhak on NH-49 under Bisoi police limits this morning.
The deceased has been identified as Gobinda Kalundia of Sanamanada village in the district. The injured two were later admitted to hospital for treatment. Meanwhile, irate locals staged a road blockade demanding compensation for the family members of the deceased. On receiving information, police reached the protest spot to pacify the angry villagers.
In another accident in the district, a youth was killed while another sustained critical injuries after their bike collided with a pickup van near Tarakoti under Betnoti police limits.
While Baidhar Bhakta (28) died on the spot, critically-injured Sonia Dehury was rescued by fire brigade officials and later admitted to Betnoti Community Health Centre (CHC).
Meanwhile, driver of the pickup van absconded leaving his vehicle near Tulasichoura. Betnoti police reached the spot and seized both the vehicles.