Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Balasore, Nov 12:

As many as 20 persons were injured when a truck and a bus collided head-on at Naharapatana Chhak under Sahadevkhunta police station in Odisha’s Balasore district late last night.


According to reports, the accident took place at around 2.30 AM when the ill-fated bus was on the way to Kolkata from Paradip. A speeding dumper coming from opposite direction in wrong track dashed into the bus injuring twenty passengers.

The injured were rescued by police and admitted to Balasore District Headquarters Hospital. Three of them were later shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack as their condition deteriorated.

The drivers of both the vehicles went absconding after the accident, sources said. Police have seized the two vehicles.