A passenger bus and a truck collided upfront at Bant chhak on NH-16 in Bhadrak district in the post midnight hours on Friday.
Two bus passengers died at the instant and over 30 persons have been injured in the accident. Around 20 persons have been grievously injured in the incident.
As per the incident, the passenger bus with around 50 passengers was returning from Dhamnagar from a festival when it met with accident with the truck at Bant chhak.
Fire personnel reached the spot and recovered the dead bodies and saved the accident victims.
All the injured victims were first rushed to the Bhadrak DHH and later to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.