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Odisha: Major accident in Jharsuguda-Sambalpur Biju Expressway, six people killed and more than 20 injured

A horrific road accident has occurred in Jharsuguda, Odisha, in which 6 employees of a company have died and more than 20 people are seriously injured.

By Priyanka Verma 
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Odisha: A horrific road accident has occurred in Jharsuguda, Odisha, in which 6 employees of a company have died and more than 20 people are seriously injured. All the injured have been admitted to a nearby hospital, where they are undergoing treatment. The condition of some of the injured is said to be very serious.

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According to the information, a truck and a bus collided on the Jharsuguda-Sambalpur Expressway on Friday night. It is being told that a bus carrying employees of a company collided with a truck. In this accident, 6 people died on the spot and 20 were seriously injured. 10 people injured in the accident are being treated at Burla and 14 people at Sambalpur hospital. The condition of seven of the injured is still stated to be critical.

According to the information, more than 60 employees were on board a bus of JSW plant in Thelakuli. It is being told that this bus was going to Jharsuguda with the employees when a truck laden with coal came from behind near Sambalpur and entered the bus. After hitting the bus, the truck also trampled two cows and collided with the bus breaking the divider. Many local people have also been saved safely in this accident.

Giving more details about this accident, Jharsuguda SDPO, Nirmala Mohapatra has said that this accident is very gruesome. We are trying our best to save those injured in the accident. Jharsuguda Collector Saroj Samal has also expressed grief over this incident. “The accident occurred due to irresponsible driving of the truck driver. Around 18 were discharged after first aid, while six others seriously injured were taken to Vimsar and four are undergoing treatment at DHH,” he said. Is.

Besides this, the Collector assured that the injured would get free treatment and the district administration would bear all the cost of treatment. “Appropriate arrangements will be made for the best possible treatment of the injured. A team of specialist doctors has been appointed for their treatment and immediate steps are being taken to treat the injured as per the requirement,” he said.

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