Two including toddler killed as bus falls off bridge near Bhawanipatna


Bhawanipatna: Two people including a toddler were killed and more than 34 others injured after a bus carrying them fell off the Lalpolia bridge on NH-26 near Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi district on Friday.

The incident occurred at around 5.30 am when the driver of the bus named ‘Manikeswari Travels’ lost control of the wheels and the vehicle plunged into a 30-feet gorge.

On being informed, fire services personnel and police rushed to the spot and rescued the injured people with help of the locals.

The injured were immediately rushed to Bhawanipatna district headquarters hospital for treatment.

According to locals, the bus was on its way to Bhawanipatna from Bhubaneswar when the mishap occurred.

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