Odishatv Bureau

Athagarh: Over 30 persons were injured when a picnic bus carrying them hit a hyva truck at Khuntuni Bazaar in Cuttack district in the wee hours today.

Condition of five of them is stated to be critical. All injured belong to Motalibandha village under Balianta police limits in Khurdha district. All the injured were admitted to Athagarh hospital.

The incident occurred when the ill-fated bus carrying 60 passengers was returning from Sambalpur after a picnic.