As per sources, a massive rescue operation was launched by the local residents and other commuters following the incident.
It is alleged that the driver of the second bus was driving under the influence of alcohol. However, a detailed investigation can throw light on the exact cause of the mishap.
As per reports, the bus was en route to Cuttack from Kendrapara when it hit the truck from the front. The front parts of both vehicles were completely damaged pinning the drivers inside them.
As per initial reports, around 60 passengers from Nepal were travelling in the tourist bus which was on its way to Puri.
Fortunately, there was no casualty as the passengers escaped with minor injuries. The cops then arranged alternative vehicles and sent all the passengers to their destinations.
As per initial reports, students of several schools along with teachers were on their way to attend district-level sports event when the mishap occurred.
At least 16 people were killed and 15 others injured when a bus collided with a pick-up van carrying diesel drums and caught fire in the Pindi Bhattian area in Pakistan's Punjab province in the wee hours on Sunday.
Recently, a disturbing visual surfaced on social media that shows a bus with passengers on board getting swept away in raging flood waters while crossing a swollen river.
As per initial reports, around 40 passengers were travelling in the private bus which was on its way to Kolkata from Bhubaneswar.
A major tragedy was averted as no train was moving on the track when the bus met with the accident. The movement of some trains on the route was affected following the bus accident.
In its preliminary report submitted to the government, the RTO has not hinted at any probable causes for the major crash – which the police are probing - as the air conditioned sleeper coach had a fitness certificate valid till March 2024.
The OSRTC bus reportedly rammed into a stationary truck from the rear end. At least 20 to 25 persons were travelling in the OSRTC bus when the mishap occurred.
Eleven persons among the 12 deceased who lost their lives in the tragic road mishap near Digapahandi in Ganjam district are the family members and relatives of former Berhampur MP Renubala Pradhan.
As per initial reports, the bus hit the road median after the driver lost control of the steering wheel. It is alleged that the driver was under the influence of alcohol.
Upon being informed about the incident, National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) ambulances and Fire Services personnel reached the spot and rescued the injured passengers. The rescue operation was carried out for around half an hour.