Koraput: Four minor boys died after the motorcycle they were riding skidded off the road near Padua Dak Bungalow Chhak in Koraput district on Thursday night.
The deceased have been identified as Pankaj Mohanty (15), Prashant Khara (16), Sashi Khila (11), and Krushna Hantala (12), all residents of Padua village.
According to sources, the incident occurred around 8.30 pm when the boy, who was riding the two-wheeler, lost control over it while taking a u-turn near Padua Dak Bungalow Chhak. The motorcycle then skidded off the road and the four fell into a ditch. They reportedly died on the spot.
On being informed, police reached the spot and sent the bodies for postmortem. An investigation is underway, the sources added.