2 Killed, 33 Injured After Two Buses Collide In Chhattisgarh’s Balod District

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DHAMTARI: Two people were killed and 33 injured on Tuesday after two buses collided on National Highway 30 near Chitaud village in Chhattisgarh’s Balod district on Tuesday, police said.
A Kanker Roadway Travels bus heading to Raipur from Jagdalpur in Bastar district collided head on with a bus of bus operator Payal Travels at 8:20 am near Chitaud, located on the border of Dhamtari and Balod districts, an official said.

“The driver of one of the buses and a passenger were killed. Thirty-three persons sustained injuries. While some have been admitted in a hospital in Dhamtari, seven critical passengers have been shifted to Dr BR Ambedkar Memorial Hospital in Raipur,” he said.

The driver was identified as Dharmendra Thakur, a native of Rewa district in neighbouring Madhya Pradesh, while the details of the killed passenger was being established, he added.

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has announced financial assistance of Rs. 1 lakh each to the family of the dead, Rs. 25,000 each to the seriously injured and Rs. 10,000 each for those with minor injuries, an official said.

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