Pedestrian killed in road mishap in Mayurbhanj, locals block NH-18

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Mayurbhanj: Vehicular traffic on NH-18 under Betanati Police limits of Baripada in Mayurbhanj district was blocked by locals after a man was killed in a road mishap here today.

The identity of the deceased is yet to be ascertained.

According to sources, the tragic mishap occurred on Sunday morning while the man was walking on the side of the road when he was mowed down by a speeding truck on NH-18 killing him on the spot.

Fumed over the incident, the locals staged a road blockade by burning tyres. Vehicular traffic on the highway was disrupted and scores of vehicles were seen stranded on both sides of the road.

On being informed, police reached the spot and tried to pacify the agitators, sources said.

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