Youth dies in road accident, locals block road

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Sonepur: Tension prevailed near Arjunda village of Bolangir district today after locals blocked Bolangir-Sonepur Highway following the death of a youth in a road accident yesterday.

According to sources, a youth was killed after being hit by a bus at Khari Square on Tuesday. Following which, the locals today blocked Bolangir-Sonepur highway placing the body on the road demanding compensation for the kin of the deceased.

Vehicular traffic on Bolangir-Sonepur highway was paralysed due to the blockade. On receiving information about the blockade, police reached the spot to pacify the locals.

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