Odishatv Bureau

Bolangir/Balasore: One person was killed and as many as 23 critically injured in two separate road accidents in Bolangir and Balasore districts on Tuesday night.

In Bolangir district, a passenger bus named ‘Sriram’ rammed into a dumper truck on NH-57 near Puintala area of the district leaving eight persons injured.

The bus was on its way to Patnagarh from Badamba town of the district.

The eight injured have been admitted to Bolangir District Headquarters Hospital.

Similarly, one person died and 15 were critically injured in another bus accident on NH-16 near Talanagar village under Soro block in Balasore district on Tuesday.

According to sources, a Bhubaneswar–bound private bus named ‘Dolphin’, coming from Kolkata, crashed into a potato laden truck that was parked at the side of the road due to technical snag.

Meanwhile, another bus ‘Parameswar’ dashed into the right part of the Dolphin bus leaving as many as 15 people injured in the road mishap.

As per latest reports, two persons who are said to be critical have been shifted to Cuttack for further treatment.

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