The deceased have been identified as Sonu and Bijay Ganguly. The duo hails from Maharashtra.
As per reports, Das was riding a bike when a sand-laden truck hit him. A seriously injured Das was immediately rushed to the Jajpur hospital where the doctors pronounced him dead.
Dhanbad Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Singh is monitoring the rescue operation on the spot along with senior police officers.
All the patients on board the bus were rescued and shifted to Dasapalla and Banigochha health centres.
The mishap was reported from Tulasipalli area under Bhanjanagar Police limits of Ganjam district. While two persons died on the spot, the injured were rescued by locals and hospitalised.
When the fire department got the information, six fire tenders were pressed into service to put out the fire.
Eight people were travelling in the ill-fated auto-rickshaw towards Keonjhar when the pick-up van hit the vehicle. The mishap occurred near a sharp turn on the road.
As per reports, the passengers were returning from Simdega in Ranchi after attending a ring ceremony when the driver of the SUV lost control of the vehicles and hit a tree.
While four of them died on the spot, another succumbed to his injuries on way to the hospital.
The Police said the driver of a mini-bus lost control on the wheel at Sila village of Billawar area in Kathua.
As per initial reports, the SUV involved in the accident was reportedly hired for Northern Range Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC) Secretary. The RDC Secretary is reportedly out of town on medical grounds.
At least two passengers were killed and five others sustained injuries after a bus overturned on the Kanakata ghat in Ganjam.
The bus bearing registration number of OR 02 BB 9777, was enroute to Patrapur in Ganjam from Rayagarh in Gajapati, when the driver lost control.
The biker raises the speed of his vehicle hoping to loosen the grip of the man hanging onto the scooter. However, the elderly had a tight grip and not letting the biker escape.
As ambulances couldn’t reach the spot because of the rush on the bridge, the injured persons were seen being shifted to Badamba hospital on motorcycles.