Bhubaneswar, May 23 IBNS | 2 years ago

At least five persons were charred to death as the bus in which they were travelling hit a roadside tree and caught fire at Balangir district in Odisha on Thursday, the police said.

At least 38 others were injured in the mishap that occurred when the night bus was travelling from Bhubaneswar to Sinapali town.

The accident occurred at around 3 am, the police said.

The injured passengers were admitted to Balangir District Headquarters Hospital.

Two passengers, who were said to be critical, were later shifted to VSS Medical College and Hospital in Burla town.

(Posted on 23-05-2013)