Balasore: As many as nine pilgrims from Gujarat enroute to Puri were injured after the vehicle they were travelling in hit a stationary truck on NH-16 near Talanagar in Soro area of Balsore district in wee hours today.
According to reports, the vehicle carrying the pilgrims from Gujarat was going to Puri, when it hit a truck parked near Talanagar at around 3 am. Reportedly, the incident occurred after driver of pilgrim vehicle fell asleep while driving. All the nine pilgrims were injured in the accident while three of them suffered grievous injuries.
Later, locals rescued the victims and rushed them to Soro Community Health Centre (CHC) for treatment. The three critically-injured were later shifted to Balasore District Headquarters Hospital (DHH). On receiving information, Soro police reached the site and initiated a probe into the incident.