Bus-truck collision injures 15 in India

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/9/9 23:46:32

At least 15 people were injured, nine of them critically, after a passenger bus collided head-on with a truck in India's eastern state of Odisha, police said Saturday.

The accident took place near Birtola in Sundargarh district, northwest of Bhubaneswar, capital of Odisha.

"Fifteen people were injured when a passenger bus on its way from Bonai to Rourkela collided with a truck coming from opposite direction," a police official said. "The injured have been rushed to nearest hospitals."

According to an official report released this month, on an average, India witnessed over 400 deaths in road accident every day during 2016.

Deadly road accidents are common in India often caused due to overloading, bad condition of roads and reckless driving.

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