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10 injured, 2 critical in bus-truck collision in Cuttack

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Cuttack: At least 12 passengers were injured and two among them turned critical after a bus carrying them smacked into a truck near OTM Square under Choudwar Police limits in the district on Saturday.

The mishap took place at around 8 AM in the morning while the ‘Mahalaxmi’ bus (Registration No. OR 05 AB 8950) jam-packed with passengers was on its way to Bhattarika to Cuttack. Near OTM Square the driver of the bus tried to overtake a truck and ended up smacking into it from the rear.

The ill-fated bus got completely mangled from the front leaving 12 passengers injured on the spot following the crash. They were rushed to a nearby hospital with the help of a 108 Ambulance which reached the spot after few minutes.

Two of the injured have been shifted to SCB Medical in Cuttack as their condition deteriorated.

Choudwar Police seized the bus reaching the spot and lodged a case in the incident.