Father-Son die in accident, Grandfather succumbs heart attack in Keonjhar

Prameyanews English

Published By : Prameya News Bureau | February 23, 2024 IST

Ghatgaon, Feb 23: Two persons of a family died on spot after a slag-laden truck hit their scooter at Pipila Chhak under Ghatgaon police limits in Keonjhar district on Friday morning. 


The deceased have been identified as Kande Munda and his son Laxman Munda. After learning about the death of Kande and Laxman in the accident, Laxman’s grandfather Sarma Munda died of heart attack at home in Bari village.


Sources said, Kande and his son Laxman were on their way to Bankpatuli weekly market from Barigaon on a scooter when a speeding slug-laden truck coming from Keonjhar town hit them and fled the spot. Both father and son died on the spot.


On being informed, police reached the spot and sent their bodies to Keonjhar District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) for post-mortem.

Meanwhile, angry locals have staged  a road blockade on National Highway – 20 demanding compensation to the bereaved family and the arrest of the truck driver. 

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