One person died and 15 others sustained injuries when a private bus collided head on with a truck on State Highway-10 in front of Talpatia Doaba here on Sunday. The deceased was identified as Sumitra Laikra (35) of Chhattisgarh.
Samaya Thapa of Jharsuguda OSAP, who was critically injured in the accident, was rushed to VSS Medical College, Burla. The rest 13 injured including seven women were admitted to Jharsuguda headquarters hospital. Sources said the bus carrying 31 passengers was going from Kunkuri in Chhattisgarh to Jharsuguda when the accident took place.
Police said investigation revealed that both vehicles were going at a very high speed. Jharsuguda police registered a case and seized bus and truck.