Pillion rider dies, two sustain injury in bus accident


Bolangir: A girl student died and two others injured after the motorcycle they were travelling on collided head-on with a private passenger bus near Bhalusagar under Patnagarh block of Bolangir district on Wednesday.

According to sources, the incident took place at around 10 am when Balaram Sa was travelling on a motorcycle with two girls as pillion riders. The bike collided head-on with the private passenger bus coming from the opposite direction killing one girl on the spot.

Few-passers rushed to rescue the victims who were trapped under the bus for nearly more than an hour and informed the police, who then shifted them to the nearby hospital.

Irked over the incident, a group of angry locals ransacked the bus and then set it on fire in the presence of police.

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