Bhubaneswar: As many as 15 heads of cattle were reportedly killed a truck carrying them over turned at Antulia under the Athamallik subdivision in Angul district early this mooring.
According to reports, the driver lost control over the truck while passing through a curve at Antulia. The cattle were pressed under the truck. Though locals managed to rescue a few cattle, 15 of them were killed in the incident.
Tension has prevailed in the area following the incident. Locals have blocked the road in protest against the illegal transportation of cattle on the route. They have demanded frequent checking of vehicles carrying cattle illegally. Police have rushed to the spot and started investigation.