Balasore, Feb 24: At least one person was killed and another sustained critical injuries after 2 bikes plunged from a bridge after being hit by a soil-laden tractor at Juriapatna chhak on Nilagiri-Santaragadia road under Nilagiri Police Station in Balasore district on Tuesday night.
The deceased has been identified as Abhishek Rout of Baligohiri village.
As per the report, Abhishek and his friend were en-route to Nilagiri from Santaragadia late last night in some work when the mishap took place. While crossing a bridge at Juriapatna chhak an illegal soil-laden tractor moving in the opposite direction hit the duo from front due to the negligence of the driver.
Both Abhishek and his friend fell off the bridge post the crash along with their bikes to sustain critical injuries.
Some locals rushed the injured duo to Nilagiri hospital for treatment immediately and then shifted to Balasore DHH. But he succumbed while being shifted to SCB Medical in Cuttack subsequently.
The critically injured victim is currently under treatment and his condition is stated to be unstable, said doctors.
Meanwhile police have seized all three vehicles involved in the crash and started investigation.