30 injured in road mishap in Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal: In a ghastly road accident, as many as 30 passengers of a private bus injured critically after a loaded truck coming from opposite direction collided with it head-on on National Highway No-55 near Jharagadia here late yesterday night.

According to sources, the bus ‘Gopinatha’ with around 50 passengers on board was on its way to Dhrmagada from Bhubaneswar when the coal-laden truck rammed the ill-fated bus from the front.

A team of Sadar police officials rushed to the spot and sent the injured persons to the district headquarters hospital here. The condition of four of them is said to be critical.