Umerkote/Jeypore: At least 14 persons sustained grievous injuries in two separate road mishaps in Umerkote of Nabarangpur district and Jeypore of Koraput district on Thursday.
In the first instance, ten persons were critically injured after two buses collided head-on at Dhamanaguda near Dabugaon in Nabarangpur district.
According to sources, an Odisha State Road Transport Corporation (OSRTC) bus was en route to Berhampur from Umerkote when it hit a private bus which was going to Gurusingha from Jeypore.
Locals rushed to the rescue of the injured passenger. Later, police and ambulance services also reached the accident spot. The injured persons were admitted to Dabugaon Community Health Centre.
In another incident in Koraput district, four persons sustained critical injuries after the motorcycle they were travelling was hit by a speeding car at Ring Road Powerhouse Square.
The injured persons were admitted to District headquarters Hospitals (DHH) where their health condition was stated to be critical.