Bargarh, June 19: Over 35 people were injured after a truck and a passenger-laden bus met with a head-on collision in Bargarh district’s Meherpada area on early Sunday morning.
As per sources, a government bus that was plying from Balangir to Jharsuguda collided head-on with a truck that was en route to Balangir.
More than 35 people including the drivers of both vehicles were injured in the accident.
However, the locals who were present at the spot immediately swung into action and rescued all the victims of the accident and shifted them to the nearby Barpali hospital.
On being alerted about the mishap, the local police reached the spot and launched an investigation into the incident.