20 injured as bus rams into stationary truck

Jajpur: At least 20 persons were injured, eight of them seriously, when a bus in which they were travelling, hit a stationary truck on NH-5 in Panikoili area of Odisha’s Jajpur district, the police said today.

The private bus was on its way to Kolkata from Angul when it dashed against the truck parked along the Highway near Mirzapur late last night, the police said.

On getting information, the police reached the spot and rescued the injured from the bus with the assistance of the local villagers.

The injured were rushed to the district headquarter hospital at Jajpur town. Later, eight of them with serious injuries were shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.