Balangir: A man and his sister died after a truck hit a motorcycle on which they were travelling near Mahipur Chhak in Odisha’s Balangir district, today.
The deceased have been identified as Mantu Benia and Sanju Benia of Pangunia village in Muribahal area of the district.
The duo was travelling on the two-wheeler on Deogaon-Tusura road this morning when a speeding rice-laden truck hit the motorbike killing them on the spot.
Tension erupted following the road mishap as irate locals staged road blockade demanding compensation for the family of the deceased.
Police have reached the spot and started investigation into the incident.