Five hurt as bus collides with tomato-laden truck in Jajpur

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Jajpur: At least five persons sustained injuries after the bus they were travelling in collided with a tomato-laden truck on NH-5 near Khairi under Badchana police limits in Jajpur district early on Saturday morning.

According to sources, the mishap occurred when the driver of the truck which was coming from the opposite direction lost control over the wheels and ended up hitting the passenger bus at around 6 am today.

The passenger bus with around 30 onboard passengers was en-route to Cuttack from Kolkata, said a source.

On being informed, police and fire brigade reached the spot and the injured passengers were rushed to Badchana hospital. Later, an injured woman was shifted to a hospital in Cuttack after her health condition worsened.

Both the vehicles, mangled in the collision have been seized and an investigation into the incident is underway, said the police.

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