2 dead, 15 injured in picnic bus-dumper head-on crash

Jagatsinghpur: At least two persons were killed and 15 others sustained injuries, including three of them critically, as a picnic bus overturned at Kandarpur Chhak on Cuttack-Paradip Road after being hit by a dumper this morning.

The deceased have been identified as the driver of the dumper and helper of the bus.

As per the report, the mishap took place early in the morning while the passenger bus namely Twin City King bearing registration number OR 02 K 0072 was en-route to Gorakhnath shrine on a picnic trip with over 60 passengers on board. Driver of a speeding dumper which was coming from the opposite direction lost control over the wheels due to some reason and ended up dashing against the bus at Kandarpur Chhak.

The impact of the collision was so high that the dumper got completely damaged from the front and the bus overturned killing two persons from both the vehicles.

Fire officials and local police reached the spot immediately after the mishap and rescued the victims.

All the injured have been admitted to SCB Medical for treatment.

Police have seized both the vehicles after sending the bodies for autopsy.

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