1 killed, 21 hurt as truck hits bus in Keonjhar

Keonjhar: In a tragic road mishap a child was killed and 21 others sustained injuries after a speeding truck rammed into a bus on Kanjipani Ghati in Keonjhar district last night.

The deceased child has been identified as Nitu Tanti, daughter of Purnima Tanti.

The mishap took place last night while the passenger bus was en-route to Rourkela from Keonjhar carrying over 30 passengers. The driver of a speeding truck which was heading in the same direction lost control over the wheels while climbing to Kanipani Ghati and ended up dashing against the bus from rear.

The victim child slipped out of the hands of her mother under the impact of the collision between the two vehicles and came under the wheels of the truck.

All the injured were later rescued form the mangled bus by local police with the help of some bystanders and rushed to Keonjhar DHH. Two of the injured passengers were later shifted to SCB Medical in Cuttack due to deteriorating condition.

Police have seized both the vehicles to start investigation into the crash of late.


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