Jamshedpur: Vehicular traffic between Jadugora-Ghatsila was disrupted for more than eight hours when angry locals squatted on the road after a man was run over by a speeding truck at Jadugora in Jharkhand.

Sanjay Kumar (34), an employee of a contractor’s firm engaged in Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL), was run over by the speeding truck last night and died of his injuries at Tata Main Hospital here, police said.

Locals beat up the driver and was admitted in UCIL hospital, the police said.

Local residents also gheraoed Jadugora police station since morning to demand action against the truck owner, compensation to the victim's family.

The protesters set ablaze a heap of tyres to put road blockade between Jadugora-Ghatsila and Jamshedpur and refused to budge an inch till senior district officials visited the spot.