Boudh, Jan 28: Around 40 passengers had a narrow escape after a hyva truck hit the bus in which they were travelling in on National Highway-57 near Chari Chhak under Purunakatak police limits in Odisha’s Boudh district on Thursday.
At least four passengers sustained minor injuries as the truck rammed into the bus from the rear end. The injured were rushed to the Community Health Centre in Purunakatak.
As per reports, the mishap took place in the wee hours of Thursday when the private-run bus namely- “Sai Ram” bearing Regd No- OD 02 BH 8894 was heading to Bhubaneswar from Malkangiri.
On being informed, Purunakatak police and Harbhanga Fire brigades reached the spot and rescued the passengers from the bus with the help of locals. They rushed the injured passengers to Purunakatak hospital.
The driver of the hyva truck however fled from the spot with the vehicle soon after the accident.
Meanwhile, the police registered a case and started a probe into the mishap.