Phulbani: Two persons were killed and 18 others were injured when a state government bus in which they were travelling collided with a road side tree in Odisha`s Kandhamal district, police said Friday.
The incident took place last night at Kochilagarh under Tikabali Police Station area. The bus was travelling from Bandhabahal to Berhampur with about 44 passengers. The accident occurred when the driver reportedly lost control over the vehicle, sources said.
The injured were immediately admitted at the local Tikabali PHC and district headquarters hospital at Phulbani where condition of three passengers are stated to be critical.