Bhubaneswar: Two tiny schoolboys and their mother sustained critical injuries as a passenger bus hit them at the Bandhamunda Coal Gate in Rourkela at 8.15 this morning.
The three injured have been admitted to the Ispat General Hospital in the steel city. The driver, helper and the conductor have fled from the spot, leaving behind the vehicle.
Tension has run high in the area as locals have blocked the road by burning tyres in protest against the incident. They have demanded that the bus staffs be arrested soon and the injured provided best treatment free of cost.
While vehicular movement has been disrupted, police have reached the spot and are trying to placate the agitating locals.