Bhubaneswar: In a tragic mishap, two persons were killed and 18 others injured, three of them critically, as a bus, in which they were travelling, fell off the Lalpolia Bridge in Kalahandi district early this morning.
The deceased were identified as conductor of the bus and a two-year-old girl. They succumbed to while undergoing treatment at the District Headquarters Hospital(DHH), Bhawanipatna. Now, all the 18 injured, including three critically hurt, have been admitted to the DHH.
According to reports, the ill-fated private bus named, “Manikeswari” carrying passengers was on its way from Bhubaneswar to Bhawanipatna when the mishap happened. The driver lost control over the bus while giving side to a truck. The bus fell into a 30-ft gorge.