Sambalpur (Orissa): At least 10 people,
including five women, were killed and 15 others injured in a
collision between a passenger bus and a truck in the district
The bus from Bargarh was proceeding to Rourkela when it
collided head-on with the bus near Babubandha on NH-6 under
Burla police station.
While seven persons died on the spot, three others were
declared dead at VSS Medical College Hospital at Burla, police
The 15 injured were also admitted at the same hospital
where the condition of five was stated to be serious.
Local people staged a demonstration and put up road
blockade near the site for some time demanding immediate steps
for improvement and repair of the NH, saying the highway was
in a bad shape and had become accident prone.
Efforts were on to remove the mangled vehicles to resume
smooth traffic movement in the highway.