Sundargarh, Aug 27: In an unfortunate incident, two trans-genders were crushed to death under a hyva-truck in Lahunipada area of Odisha’s Sundargarh district this morning.
The deceased persons have been identified as Raja Patra of Kendrikala village and Ratha Kisan of Dandadih village in the district.
As per reports, four of them were going somewhere on a scooter when a 12-wheeler hyva-truck hit them near Rajamunda Bypass on National Highway (NH) 143 under Lahunipada police limits.
As a result, they fell down and the truck ran over two of them killing them on the spot. The two other trans-genders sustained injuries in the mishap.
After the mishap, the truck driver fled from the spot.
On getting the information, police rushed to the spot and seized the bodies. Subsequently, they were sent for post-mortem.
Further investigation into the matter is underway.