Athagarh, April 6: Two persons killed and over 10 injured in a group clash between the residents of Budhapanka and Bhagabatpur villages under Badamba block in Cuttack district today.
The deceased have been identified as Aswain Pal (34) and Pabitra Aruk (26) of Bhagatpur.
According to reports, there had been a longstanding rivalry between the two villages over the ownership of the government land.
As a sequel to the enmity, a group hurled bombs and opened fire at another group. While, Pabitra and Aswain died on the spot, over 10 persons sustained critical injuries and were rushed to SCB Medical College and Hospital.
Police force has been deployed in the locality to maintain the law and order situation.