It is alleged that the driver of the second bus was driving under the influence of alcohol. However, a detailed investigation can throw light on the exact cause of the mishap.
As per reports, the bus was on its way to Badchana in Jajpur after a picnic at Sambalpur. The bus reportedly hit a Hyva truck from behind at Bhejia Square following which another truck hit the bus from behind.
Following the mishap, the oil tanker caught fire charring the driver to death. The charred body of the other driver was found crushed below the container truck.
A school student died and another student sustained severe injuries after a tractor hit them near Nuapokhari Dhanaghar under Agarpada Police limits in Bhadrak district on Tuesday.
The body of the three-year-old boy, who went missing under mysterious circumstances at Raipur village under Soro police limits in Balasore district on Monday, was found in a pond near his house on Tuesday.
As per reports, the bus was en route to Cuttack from Kendrapara when it hit the truck from the front. The front parts of both vehicles were completely damaged pinning the drivers inside them.
Given the spurt in road mishaps involving vehicles carrying picnickers, the Commerce and Transport Department of Odisha has issued standard operating procedures (SOPs) for vehicles going to picnic and tourist spots.
In a tragic incident, over 40 picnickers including several children suffered critical injuries after the bus they were travelling in overturned at Taptapani ghati on Sunday.
Meanwhile, the fire-fighters have brought the fire under control after nearly six hours and cooling operations are underway.
On Wednesday afternoon, they were returning to their village in a fishing boat. It is suspected that their boat overturned due to some reasons and all went missing.
According to reports, three women along with their children had been to Badela village to attend a wedding function. While returning, the country-made boat capsized in the river near the village.
In yet another road mishap in Sonepur, at least seven students sustained grievous injuries after a picnic bus ferrying them hit a truck from rear near Khambasiripali.
According to sources, the tourists from West Bengal had come for vacation to Daringbadi by two buses. After touring Daringbadi, they were en route to Gopalpur via Brahmanigaon when the incident occurred.
A drunk driver was caught while he was trying to flee after hitting several vehicles and people in the Nayapalli area.
As per reports, the van with a picnic party of 15-16 youths was returning from Daringibadi in Kandhamal district to Cuttack’s Athagarh.