Balasore: Truck hits pickup van, 14 injured

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Balasore: Over 14 passengers were injured in a road mishap after a  pickup van they were travelling in was hit by a truck near Nuabazaar bypass on NH-60 in Jaleswar area of Balasore.

According to sources, the accident occurred while passengers of the pickup van were travelling to Sarasada area of Jaleswar in order to attend a marriage ceremony when the vehicle was hit by a speeding truck coming from the opposite direction.

Following the collision, the van turned turtle and skidded off the road.

At least 14 persons among the 20 passengers sustained injuries and were immediately admitted to a hospital in Jaleswar.

As per reports, the driver of the truck has fled the spot following the mishap.

On being informed, police reached the spot and seized the truck, sources said.

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