Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Umerkote, Dec 8:

A youth was killed in a truck accident at Umerkote in Odisha’s Nabarangpur district today.


The deceased was identified as Gopinath Pandey (25) of Gulipatana here.

Tension gripped the spot after the incident as irate locals staged road blockade by burning tyres demanding Rs 10 lakh compensation for the family members of the deceased.

They alleged that administrative negligence led to the mishap. The road is narrow and adding to the woes of commuters, some people are gathering sand and stones on the roadside which is causing frequent accidents, they claimed.