**Soro: ** In an unfortunate incident, a person was killed and 15 others sustained injuries as a private bus collided with a stone-laden dumper on national highway-5 at Khantapada in Balasore.
This incident took place around 2:30 a.m as the ill-fated bus carrying around 30 passengers was on its way to Baripada from Bhubaneswar on Friday night. It lost control and hit the dumpper from behind causing the death of a passenger on the spot, according to sources.
Three of the fifteen injured are stated to be critical who have been shifted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack, whereas the others are admitted to Balasore hospital.
The passengers were rescued through the bus windows after the accident.
The police have reportedly seized the bus and the dumper.