Bhubaneswar: In a tragic mishap, an auto-rickshaw driver was killed as his three-wheeler was hit by a speeding truck at Puintala PS chhak in Bolangir district early this morning.
The deceased was identified as Suresh Dweep, a resident of Bolangir. Suresh was returning home after dropping a patient at Tarabha in Subarnapur district when the mishap occurred, according to reports.
Following the incident, tension ran high as members of the Auto Drivers’ Association blocked the Bolangir-Sonepur National Highway, demanding adequate compensation for the bereaved family and construction of a bypass in view of frequent accidents happening there.
Vehicular movement was disrupted for a few hours on the National Highway due to the road blockade.