Expressing pain over the loss of lives, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to the next of kin of those deceased. The bus, carrying 50 tourists, was returning from Uttar Pradesh when it collided head-on with a truck at Hazaribagh in Jharkhand.
Besides, the Chief Minister directed for free treatment of the injured persons.
The deceased four persons include two of the Kaniha area in Angul district and two others in Balasore district. They and others had gone to a tourist spot in Uttar Pradesh.
According to information, a bus carrying 50 tourists was returning from Uttar Pradesh when it collided head-on with a truck at Hazaribagh in Jharkhand.
All the injured persons have been admitted to a nearby hospital and are undergoing treatment there.
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