A picnic bus and a hyva truck collided with one another near Kamarpada in Salepur around 7 AM in the morning on Friday. The ‘Om Shanti’ bus was enroute to Maa Sarala temple and Gorakhnath Baba temple in Jagatsinghpur from Niladri Vihar in Bhubaneswar.
The hyva driver and the bus helper have died in the accident. The ill-fated bus was carrying more than 40 passengers. More than 20 passengers have suffered injuries. Around 7 passengers have suffered critical injuries and had been transferred to the SCB Hospital in Cuttack.
According to the eye witnesses, the hyva truck coming from the opposite direction collided with the bus. While, the hyva truck turned and fell on the road, the bus snapped off the road and fell on the side.
The accident is under investigation by the Kishannagar police.