Baripada: A bus and truck met with an accident today near the Kherana jungle of Badampahad in Bamanghati hilly area killing five on the spot while over 20 were injured.
The injured were immediately shifted to the Badampahad and Rairangpur hospitals. Rairangour SDPO Mohan Pani Karua and Badampahad police station IIC Nabakishore Das reached the spot and with help of locals carried out rescued operation.
Locals however agitated over the accident and tension prevailed for sometime in the area.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced an ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to the families of the five people killed in the accident.