Cuttack: At least seven persons were killed and many injured after a bus carrying around 50 persons plunged from a bridge into the Mahanadi riverbed near Jagatpur in Cuttack district today evening.
The bus was on its way to Cuttack from Angul.
The accident occurred on the bridge when the bus hit a buffalo.
The rescue operation by police and fire personnel has already started.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expressed grief over the mishap and directed speedy rescue of the injured and treatment.