6 dead, 20 injured after coal-laden truck collides into bus in Jharsuguda


At least six persons died and 20 others were seriously injured after a coal-laden truck rammed into a bus carrying employees of a private company in Jharsuguda on Friday night. The accident happened near Rourkela bypass on Jharsuguda-Sambalpur Biju Expressway.

According to reports, the driver of the truck lost control and collided into the rear of the bus near Power House Chhak on the Jharsuguda bypass road. The bus was carrying employees from the JSW plant to Jharsuguda town. All the deceased were returning after completing their work in the plant when the mishap took place.

The report further added that the police confirmed that six people have died and at least 20 people have sustained injuries in the accident. The injured persons have been shifted to the Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Science and Research (VIMSAR) in Burla of Sambalpur.

Jharsuguda Deputy Superintendent of Police N Mohapatra said, “6 dead, over 20 injured as a bus carrying employees of a company met with an accident in Jharsuguda after a coal-laden truck collided with the bus. Most employees are severely injured. 10 people have been referred to a hospital in Burla, Sambalpur while 14 under treatment here.” Jharsuguda DM and officials have reached the hospital as the death toll may increase.

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