Dhenkanal, Mar 29: In a tragic incident, two persons died and one person sustained severe injuries after their bike collided head-on with a sand-laden tractor in a village in Odisha’s Dhenkanal district on Sunday night.
The deceased have been identified as Narottam Behera and Raj Kishore while the injured person is Srikant Sahu. All three belong to Kaluria village under Gondia police limits in the district.
As per reports, the trio had gone in a motorcycle to nearby Atinda village to watch a Jatra.
While returning home late last night, their bike collided head-on with the speeding sand-laden tractor.
Narottam and Raj reportedly died on the spot.
The locals rescued Srikant in a critical condition and rushed him to the District Headquarters Hospital. His condition was stated to be critical when the last reports came in.
On being informed, police reached the spot and initiated a probe into the matter.