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.