Bhadrak (Odisha), Oct 7 (PTI) At least two persons were killed and 15 others injured when a bus carrying tourists from Uttar Pradesh dashed against a truck in Bhadrak district on Sunday.Also Read - Odisha Lockdown: State Extends Restrictions in 10 Districts Till Aug 1 | Full List of Guidelines Here

The accident happened when a bus to Puri from Barabanki in Uttar Pradesh was trying to overtake a bamboo-laden truck near Charampa on National Highway 16, the Inspector-in-Charge of Bhadrak Town Police Station, Dillip Sahu, said. Also Read - Rare Yellow Turtle Weighing 2 Kg Spotted in Odisha's Bhadrak, Rescued by School Teacher

While two persons, including the driver of the bus, died in the accident, around 15 others suffered injuries injuries, he said. Also Read - Odisha Cancels Vaccination Drive, COVID Testing in 3 Districts Till May 27 Due to Cyclone Yaas

The injured were admitted to Bhadrak District Headquarters Hospital here, he added.

One of them was later shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack where his condition was stated to be critical, the police officer said.

An investigation has been initiated, he said.

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