Bhadrak: A youth was killed and his maternal uncle was injured after a scooter skidded off the road on the National Highway-16 in the district here today.
The deceased was identified as Alok Das (18), a resident of Betada village in Bhadrak district.
According to reports, the youth along with his maternal uncle Bikash Das (30) was traveling on a scooter on Bhubaneswar-Balasore route. The incident took place at around 9.30 am when Alok lost control of the scooter following which the speeding vehicle skidded off the road near Gopabandhu Nagar Chhak and fell off the NH.
The locals and commuters rescued the two and rushed them to a nearby hospital where the youth was declared brought dead.
Till the filing of the report, the injured person was battling for life.