Cuttack: At least two people were killed and 15 passengers injured after a private bus overturned near Kajalakana in Choudwar in Cuttack district today on National Highway-55.
As per reports, the private bus namely “Nilakantha” turned turtle while the driver of the vehicle lost control over the wheels while steering a curve. Notably, sand and chips and other materials are being dumped on the road for repair work of the stretch. It is suspected that it could have been a reason behind the mishap.
The bus was on its way to Angul from Cuttack.
Many passengers remained trapped inside the bus for a while after the mishap. The victims were later rescued by police and Fire Services personnel. They all were admitted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack.