Bhubaneswar: In a tragic mishap, a minor boy died after being mowed down by a container truck on the National Highway at Nunamatha in Kalahandi district this morning.
According to reports, the boy was crossing the NH when a container belonging to Vedanta Company ran over him. The boy died on the spot.
Tension ran high following the incident as locals blocked the National Highway, demanding adequate compensation for the family of the deceased. Due to road bockade, traffic movement has been severely disrupted on the Bolangir-Bhawanipatna route.
Adequate police personnel have rushed to the spot and were trying to pacify the angry mob.