Two killed, 15 injured as bus overturns in Cuttack

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Choudwar: At least two persons were killed and 15 others injured after a passenger bus overturned near Kajalakana in Choudwar of Cuttack district this evening.

According to sources, the private bus named ‘Nilakantha’, carrying around 50 passengers, was on its way to Cuttack from Angul when the driver lost control in a bid to overtake another vehicle and overturned on a heap of sand dumped on the roadside for construction work.

As per available information, the police, fire services personnel and locals have so far rescued 30 passengers while several other are feared trapped inside the bus.

Source said, among the rescued passengers, two critically injured persons have been rushed to the SCB Medical College and Hospital.

Till the last report came in, the rescue operation was underway by the police, fire personnel and locals.

 

This is a developing story. Further details are awaited.

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