One killed in road mishap

Bhadrak: One person died on the spot and another was seriously injured after being hit by a dumper at Ranital chowk on the NH in Bhadrak district today, police said. The mishap occurred when the duo was going in a motorcycle and the dumper hit them from the rear, the sources said.

The injured was immediately admitted to the district headquarters hospital at Bhadrak and his condition is stated to be critical. The identy of the deceased and the injured were yet to be established, they said. Meanwhile, in protest against repeated mishaps, irate people resorted to road blockade affecting traffic movement on the busy NH for some time. Inquiry into the accident was on, they said.