Nayagarh: Two persons died and another sustained critical injuries in a road accident near Gourachandrapur Chhak on NH 16 under Chandpur police limits in Nayagarh district Sunday.
The deceased were identified as Gokul Sahoo and Gouranga Pradhan, both residents of Barpalli village near Sunakhala while the injured was Sanjay Sahoo from the same village. Sanjay is undergoing treatment at a nearby hospital.
The trio, with Gouranga riding his bike and Sanjay and Gokul pillion, were heading towards Tangi in Khurda district when a Mahindra Scorpio, coming from Berhampur hit the bike from behind.
Gouranga died on the spot, while Gokul and Sanjay were rushed to Tangi hospital.
Later they were shifted to AIIMS, Bhubaneswar.
However, Gokul succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment.
Chandpur police reached the spot and seized the vehicles.
Police arrested and forwarded the SUV driver Tentu Uma Maheswar of Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh to court Monday.