33 passengers injured in bus-truck collision in Angul

Angul: At least 33 passengers were injured when a private bus carrying a group of picnickers collided head-on with a truck in Odisha’s Angul district, said police on Wednesday.

The incident occurred near Gotamara on NH-149 under Banarpal police limits late on Tuesday.

The injured persons have been admitted to the district headquarters hospital in Angul.

About 60 people from Thakurahat area of Kendrapara district were on a picnic trip to Vedvyas in Rourkela in a private bus when the driver while trying to overtake a vehicle collided head-on with a speeding truck near Gotamara, said sources.