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One Killed, 21 Injured as Truck Hits Bus in Odisha's Mayurbhanj

The rest of the injured persons were treated at the Bangriposhi community health centre, police added.(File photo/News18)

The rest of the injured persons were treated at the Bangriposhi community health centre, police added.(File photo/News18)

The rest of the injured persons were treated at the Bangriposhi community health centre, police added.

A 40-year-old man died and 21 passengers were injured when a bus was hit by a truck in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district on Friday, police said. The bus, which was going to Keonjhar from Baripada, was hit by a West Bengal-bound iron-ore-loaded truck on the Kolkata-Mumbai national highway near Bangriposhi, police said.

Fire brigade personnel rescued those injured. Six critically injured people were shifted to a hospital in Baripada where one of them succumbed to his injuries, Bangriposhi police station inspector Sanjay Parida said. The deceased was identified as Bhusan Rana, a resident of Gopiballavpur in West Bengal's Jhargram district.

The rest of the injured persons were treated at the Bangriposhi community health centre, Parida added.

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first published:September 03, 2021, 22:02 IST