Bhubaneswar: At least three persons including a migrant labourer were killed while more than 17 persons sustained injuries in separate road mishaps in Odisha Tuesday morning.
As per reports, a bus ferrying passengers from Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra to West Bengal collided with a gas tanker near Luhamunda under Handapa Police limits on NH-44 in Angul district, leaving one person dead and 12 others injured.
The tanker driver lost his life in the accident while the injured persons have been rushed to nearby hospital for treatment.
The bus was reportedly bringing back around 24 residents of West Bengal who had gone to TATA Memorial Cancer Hospital in Mumbai for treatment. All of them were stranded there since enforcement of COVID-19 lockdown.
In another incident, a truck driver was killed his vehicle collided head-on with a bus near Panapana in Balasore district this morning. The driver of the bus who sustained grievous injuries in the mishap has been rushed to Balasore hospital. He is stated to be critical now.
Reports said the private bus was returning to Bhubaneswar after deboarding migrants in Kolkata when it met with accident near Panapana today.