According to preliminary information, 20 others were injured in this accident, some of whom were said to be in critical condition.
The accident occurred near Power House Chowk on Jharsuguda Bypass Road. The bus was carrying employees from the JSW plant to Jharsuguda.
According to the information, the deceased were returning after completing their work in the factory at the time of the accident.
The injured were taken to the Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research in Borla, Sambalpur.
Odisha | Six dead and more than 20 injured when a bus carrying company employees was involved in an accident in Garsgoda after a truck loaded with coal collided with a bus. Most of the staff were seriously injured. 10 were referred to a hospital in Burla, Sambalpur, 14 are under treatment here: N Mohapatra, SDPO, Jharsuguda pic.twitter.com/TNxmUoLUEs
– Ani (ANI) September 16, 2022
Giving information to ANI news agency, Deputy Inspector of Police Jharsuguda, N Mohapatra, said, “6 killed and more than 20 injured when a bus carrying company employees had an accident in Jharsuguda after a coal-loaded truck collided with a bus. Most of the employees were seriously injured. 10 people were referred to Hospital in Burla, Sambalpur, and 14 people are undergoing treatment here.”
It is feared that the death toll in the accident will rise. The DM and Jharsuguda officials have arrived at the hospital.