Bhubaneswar: In another such incident, a large number of cattle were injured as a container truck carrying them met with an accident near the Simulia police station on National Highway-16 in Balasore district early this morning.
Locals took away more than a hundred of cows and bullocks and calves from the accident site. The driver and illegal cattle traders have fled from the spot.
According to reports, the cattle-laden container was on its way from Khordha to Kolkata when the mishap occurred. Police have reached the spot and started investigations. It may be noted such accidents have reportedly occurred in the Balasore district at least three times during the last month.