Angul, Jan 4: In yet another road mishap in the State, at least two youths were killed after a pickup van hit their bike near Pakonda under Thakurgarh Police Station in Angul district last night.
The deceased duo has been identified as Jagdish Sahu of Khamar and Kirtan Nayak of Tumurisinga villages.
As per the report, the duo had been to a neighbouring village in some work and returning to Khamar on the bike when the mishap took place. A Mahindra Bolero pickup van (Registration Number-OD 19K 0479) which was travelling in the opposite direction came extremely right on the road and ended up hitting the bike.
While the bike got completely mangled in the crash, the rider duo turned critical on the spot. They succumbed at Athamallik Sub-Divisional Hospital under treatment.