Bus overturns in Kalahandi; 2 killed, 38 hurt

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Kalahandi: Two persons were killed while 38 others sustained injuries after a bus they were travelling in overturned near Jolako in Kesinga of Kalahandi district in the wee hours of Monday.

Reportedly, the injured are undergoing treatment at Bhawanipatna and Kesinga hospitals. Among the 38 injured, the health condition of 11 persons is stated to be critical.

According to sources, the bus carrying around 50 passengers was headed to Jeypore in Koraput district from Bhubaneswar. The driver of the bus lost control over the wheels while taking a curvy turn near Jolako, following which the vehicle skidded off the road and overturned.

On intimation, police and fire personnel rushed to the spot and rescued the passengers. The impact of the accident was so intense that the entire bus was completely mangled.

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