PM Modi condoles loss of lives due to road mishap in Odisha’s Jharsuguda

Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today condoled the death of at least seven persons due to a road mishap in Odisha’s Jharsuguda district yesterday.

“The accident in Odisha’s Jharsuguda is saddening. My thoughts are with the families of those who have lost their lives in the accident. I pray that those injured recover at the earliest,” said the Prime Minister in a twitter post today.

Notably seven passengers died and 24 others sustained injuries when a coal-laden truck collided with a bus of JSW BPSL on Biju Expressway near Exon Steel Square at Jharsuguda yesterday.

According to sources, the incident took place when the bus (bearing no. OD 23 M 8131) was ferrying around 40 employees of JSW BPSL from the Thelkoloi plant to Jharsuguda at around 6.20 pm yesterday.

The speeding truck (bearing no. OR 16 G 0950) collided with the bus after hitting a cow on the expressway. A portion of the bus was badly damaged in the collision.

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