1 dead, over 40 hurt as passenger bus overturns in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj
Sources said the passenger bus was heading from Jashipur towards Baripada when the driver suddenly lost control resulting in the vehicle turning turtle.
Baripada: At least one person died and over 40 others suffered injuries after a passenger bus overturned near Kuliana Chhak on NH-18 in Mayurbhanj district of Odisha here today. The deceased was identified as Nilambar Mahant (50) of Rairangpur.
Sources said the passenger bus was heading from Jashipur towards Baripada when the driver suddenly lost control resulting in the vehicle turning turtle. As the bus overturned, over 40 passengers inside it suffered injuries while one of them died on the spot. As the news spread, locals gathered at the spot. Police on getting information reached the place and all the injured passengers were rushed to Pandit Raghunath Murmu Medical College and Hospital (PRM-MCH). Hospital authorities said the patients are currently undergoing treatment.
Police also informed that a case has been registered and the body of the deceased seized for autopsy. Investigation is underway.