Truck mows down woman in Rourkela; locals block NH-143

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Rourkela: Tension ran high in Rourkela after a woman was ran crushed by speeding truck at Hockey Chhak in Panposh on Sunday morning. The identity of the deceased is yet to be ascertained.

According to sources, the incident occurred in the morning when the victim was trying to cross the road. A speeding truck which was coming from the opposite direction ran over her. The woman died on the spot.

The driver and the helper fled the spot soon after the incident.

Hundreds of irate locals staged a road blockade placing the woman’s body on the National Highway-143 and strict action against the vehicle driver. In the meanwhile, police reached the spot and controlled the situation.

Following the blockade, hundreds of vehicles remained stranded for several hours on both sides of the highway that connects Sambalpur and Jharkhand.

Later police managed to pacify the mob after assuring strict action against the vehicle driver.

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