Man killed after being run over by truck in Puri

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Puri: A person was killed after being run over by a truck on the Gatandia canal embankment under Nimapara area in Puri district on Tuesday.

The deceased was identified as Pravakar Paitala of Kuansa village.

According to sources, Pravakar was returning home after purchasing vegetables from a nearby market on a bicycle when he was hit by a speeding truck on the canal road. Pravakar fell on the road and came under the wheels of the truck.

The driver fled the spot soon after the accident.

Police reached the spot and launched a probe into the matter. The vehicle has been seized while efforts are on to nab the driver, police officials said.

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