1 dead, 30 injured in bus-dumper head-on collision

KalingaTV News Network

accidentSundergarh: One person was killed and 30 others sustained injuries after a speeding dumper smacked into a bus on NH-143 at Rajamunda bypass under Lahunipada police limits in the district on Monday night.

The mishap took place late in the night when bus namely ‘Dipu Babu’ (Registration No. OD 11 K 7383) was on its way to Jaleshwar from Rourkela. Near Rajamunda bypass driver of a speeding dumper (Registration No. OD 14 C 6688) coming from the opposite direction failed to detect the bus and ended up dashing against it head-on.

While both the vehicles got completely mangled from the front in the collision, the dumper driver died on the spot. At least 30 people sustained injuries in the mishap and 8 of them turned critical.

Lahunipada Police swung into action immediately after the accident and rescued the injured from the bus reaching the spot. The injured were later shifted to Lahunipada Community Health Centre (CHC) with the help of police and locals. Critical were later shifted to Rourkela hospital.

Police have started investigation into the accident.

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