Deogarh: A person was killed and more than 20 passengers suffered injuries after a bus had a head-on collision with a truck at Khulundipani on NH-23 in Deogarh district today.
The deceased, whose identity is yet to be ascertained, was the the driver of the truck.
Sources said the bus was en-route to Angul from Rourkela,when a truck coming from Barkote collided with it head-on at Khulundipani under Barkote police limits. While the truck driver was crushed to death in the collision, all the passengers suffered injuries.
Locals first rushed all the injured to Barkote Community Health Centre (CHC) for treatment. Some critically-injured passengers were later shifted to district headquarters hospital (DHH) here.