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.