Nayagarh, Jan 27: In a tragic incident, three girl students were killed and over 10 other students sustained injuries after a picnic bus collided head-on with a truck in Daspalla area of Odisha’s Nayagarh district last night.
The deceased have been identified as Chinmayee Priyadarshini, Amrita Sahu and Lopamudra Pradhan.
According to sources, the mishap took place near Buguda under Daspalla police limits in the district when a bus with around 50 students of a Daspalla-based coaching centre on board was heading towards Balangir’s Harishankar for a picnic.
Under the impact of the collision, three students died on the spot and 10 others got injured.
On getting the information, police along with fire service personnel rushed to the spot and launched a rescue operation.
The injured students were rushed to a nearby hospital for medical attention. The bodies of the deceased students were seized and sent for post-mortem.
Further investigation into the matter is underway.