Bus truck head-on collision leaves 17 critical in Angul

Angul: In yet another tragic road mishap in the state today, over 17 passengers sustained critical injuries after a bus carrying them was hit head-on by a truck near Tukuda under Jarapada police limits in the district today.

The mishap took place in the noon, while the bus was en-route to Angul carrying passengers from Boudh. It is suspected that, a speeding truck which was coming from the opposite direction lost control over the wheels due to some reason and ended up hitting the bus from front.

The impact was so serious that both the vehicles got completely mangled from front leaving over 30 passengers critical on the spot.

Fire personnel from Angul along with local police reached the spot and rushed the injured to Angul District Headquarters Hospital following rescue.

Police have seized both the vehicles and started an investigation into the accident.

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