Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Over 15 persons, including students, driver and helper, of a school picnic bus were reportedly injured after the bus hit a truck  from rear on CRPF fly-over in Bhubaneswar late last night.

According to sources, the bus carrying 40 school students from Banpur in Khurda district was on its way to Kapilash in Dhenkanal district when it met with the accident at around 2.30 am today.

Meanwhile, all the injured, mostly students, have been admitted to Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar.

"We were on our way to Kapilash when our bus collided with a stationary truck on the road. Only two of us were awake and by the time we alerted the driver to apply brakes, the vehicle had almost rammed into the truck, “said an injured student.

"Our bus was coming from Banpur and we were going on a picnic to Kapilash, when the truck suddenly halted in front of us due to a MVI checking that was going on," said injured driver of the bus, Debraj Swain.