Bhubaneswar: In a heartrending mishap, as many as four persons were killed and six others sustained critical injuries as a Bolero van, in which they were travelling, and a bus collided head-on at Jalanga Chhak on National Highway-55 under Angul district early this morning.
According to information, the Bolero carrying tourists from Chhattisgarh was on its way to Shreekshetra, Puri when the mishap occurred. Though all injured persons were rescued and rushed to a nearby hospital, four were declared dead by doctors there.
While the exact reason behind the accident was yet to be known, it is suspected that either low visibility due to fog or high-speed driving with drowsiness might have caused the fatal accident.
On being informed by locals, police have rushed to the spot and started investigations.