Vikash Sharma

Close on the heels of a major road accident in Ganjam in which 11 persons were killed, at least eight persons sustained injuries after a bus of the Odisha State Road Transport Corporation (OSRTC) met with an accident near Jamankira bypass in Sambalpur district on Saturday.

The OSRTC bus reportedly rammed into a stationary truck from the rear end. At least 20 to 25 persons were travelling in the OSRTC bus when the mishap occurred. The bus was on its way to Bolangir from Keonjhar district. As per reports, the condition of three including the driver and helper of the OSRTC bus is stated to be critical.

The accident occurred at around 3 am on Saturday. Sources said that the driver of the bus remained trapped inside for a long time following the accident. He was rescued by a team of fire services and police personnel who rushed to the spot after the road accident.

On June 26, 11 passengers were killed and several others injured after an OSRTC bus collided head-on with a private bus in Ganjam district. The tragic road mishap took place near Digapahandi.