Kendrapada, August 29 (Odisha.in) A college student was killed and at least 30 sustained injuries in a road accident at Patharakani Chhack 10 kilometers from Kendrapada on Wednesday.
The accident took place when a speeding Paradeep bound bus from Pattamundei over turned, said K. C. Mallick the police officer of Pattamundei police station. The speeding bus was also loaded with about 45 passengers.
One person died on the spot. He was identified as Arabinda Rout 19, a resident of Anandapur village under Pattamundei block.
The boy was reading in + 3 commerce in Kendrapada College. The conditions of at least 30 injured persons were stated to be critical and they were shifted to district headquarter hospital.
Police have seized the bus. Driver of the bus managed flee from the spot after the accident.
Palpable tension has mounted at Patharakani Chhack after the accident and many agitated persons blocked the Cuttack – Chandabali road at Patharakani Chhack. Police however reached at the spot and cleared the road.