Phulbani: In a saddening incident, two persons were killed and another injured when a bus carrying around 68 returnees from Surat of Gujarat met with an accident today evening. The mishap took place in Kalinga Ghati in Kandhamal district. Identity of the deceased are yet to be known.
The bus, namely Shree Patel was bearing registration number GJ18X2693.
The Odia Prabasi Samaj had arranged the vehicle for the migrants to return to Odisha, said sources.
While crossing the Kalinga ghati driver lost control and the vehicle hit the roadside guard wall. The bus carrying Odisha migrants was en route to Ganjam district from Surat.
Official sources said police and Fire Service personnel from G Udayagiri, Phulbani and Raikia reached the spot and carried out rescue operations.
As per latest reports, the critically injured was admitted to MKCG Medial College and Hospital.
Till the filing of this report, out of around 68 passengers travelling in the bus, 40 were rescued. Operation to rescue others was underway.
The occupants included four women and two children.