Bhubaneswar: At least seven persons were injured after a tourist bus they were travelling in hit a stationary truck near Meghana petrol pump in Soro area of Balasore district early this morning.
All the injured have been admitted to the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH), Balasore. Two persons are said to be critical.
According to reports, the ill-fated private bus carrying about 70 persons was on its way from Kolkata to Puri when the drowsy driver lost control over wheels and hit a truck stationed on roadside at around 4 am today.
On being informed fire personnel and police rushed to the spot and rescued the pilgrims.