Kendrapada, Dec 4 (odisha.in) Two truckers were killed in a road accident Tuesday at Kadei Chhack on National Highway no-5 , 50 kilometers from Kendrapada when a speeding Jajpur bound truck collided with the another truck , said S. Mohanty,the police officer of Badachana police station.
Both the truckers were repairing a truck while another speeding truck hit them. Both the truck drivers died on the spot and a helper of the truck sustained serious injuries.
Both the deceased truckers were identified as Sanjaya Kumar Mahato(32) of Jharakhand and Jhulana Chobey(34) of West Bengal. The injured helper was also identified as Isreali Ali (23) of Anugul.
Police have seized the truck. But the driver and helper of the truck managed flee from the spot.
Palpable tension has mounted at the spot after the accident and many agitated persons blocked the road at the accident site on Tuesday as a result road traffic was affected for two hours.
But police reached the spot and pacified the mob and cleared the road, said the police officer. Police sent the bodies to local government hospital for autopsy.