Balasore: More than 30 tourists from West Bengal sustained injuries after the bus in which there were travelling in hit a stationary truck on NH 16 in Odisha’s Balasore district in the wee hours of Saturday.
The mishap took place near Seragarh under Khantapada police limits in the district at around 4 AM today, sources said adding that the driver of the bus fled from the spot soon after the incident.
According to reports, the tourist bus “Gitanjali” carrying around 70 passengers was heading to Jagannath Dham Puri from Hooghly district of West Bengal.
The vehicle hit a truck parked near the NH from the rear side injuring the tourists.
The police patrolling team, with the help of the locals, rescued the injured tourists and rushed them to Community Health Centre (CHC) in Khantapada for treatment.
The critically injured passengers have been shifted to District Headquarters Hospital here for further treatment.
Meanwhile, local police began a probe into the matter.