Kendrapara: Tension erupted at Lunimathia Sabarpada village under Jambu Marine Police limits in Kendrapara district today as villagers blocked road over a youth’s death due to alleged ambulance failure.
The deceased youth, identified as Nakhia Mallick, succumbed to his illness early on Saturday morning as the ambulance allegedly failed to make it to the village on time.
According to sources, Nakhia turned critical owing to his illness last night following which his family members informed the 108 ambulance service.
Local and family members alleged that Nakhia succumbed at around 4 am after which the ambulance arrived.
Fumed over the incident, irate family members along with locals staged a road blockade by placing the body on the road. They also detained the ambulance staff and the vehicle.
The agitators have demanded compensation for the deceased youth’s family and action against the ambulance staff for negligence in duty.