One killed, 5 hurt as speeding pick-up van hits truck

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Paradip: A person was killed while five others sustained injuries after a speeding pickup van rammed into a truck near Bhutumundai under Paradip police station here on Tuesday.

The identity of the deceased is yet to be ascertained.

According to sources, the incident took place when the truck driver was standing near his vehicle.

While the driver died on the spot, five persons received critical injuries. They were immediately admitted to Kujan hospital. 

On being informed about the incident, police reached the spot and launched a probe into the matter.

Meanwhile, irate locals blocked the road disrupting traffic on Cuttack-Paradip road. The locals demanded adequate compensation for family members of the deceased.

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