Jaleswar: Over 25 cows were killed and several others injured after a cattle-laden truck overturned on NH-60 near Alalpur under Jaleshwar police limits in Balasore district.
According to sources, the truck, in which cattle were being transported illegally from West Bengal, turned turtles on the national highway after the driver of the vehicle lost control over the steering causing it to skid off the road this morning.
While the mishap claimed the lives of the over 25 cattle, nearly 35 cows were injured and at least five cows were taken away by locals. However, the driver and the helper of the vehicle managed to flee the spot soon after the mishap.
On being informed, local police reached the spot and initiated an investigation into the incident after seizing the mangled vehicle, sources added.