Brahmapur, Apr 21: In a tragic mishap, a student died after being mowed down by a Government-run bus near Nuagaon bridge under Belaguntha police station in Ganjam district on Wednesday afternoon.
The deceased has been identified as Aditya Panda (17), son of Ballav Panda of Banatusu village.
According to information, Aditya and his friend Bighnesh Sahu were going by cycles to a coaching centre at Bhanjanagar. As the luck would have it, the dickey door of a speeding bus opened and hit Aditya near Nuagaon bridge. As a result, Aditya fell on the road and was severely injured. Though locals rushed him to the Bhanjanagar medical, doctors declared him “brought dead”.
The OSRTC bus was going from Bhanjangar to Keonjhar when the accident occurred. On being informed, Belaguntha police reached he spot and started investigation.
A pall of gloom has descended in the area. Aditya was only one son of his parents.