Bhubaneswar: Seven persons were critically injured as a bus, in which they were travelling, turned turtle near Bhawanipala School in the Sambalpur city early this morning.
While all seven injured were first rushed to a local hospital, later six of them were shifted to the District Headquarters Hospital and the rest one to the Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences at Burla as their condition worsened.
According to reports, the ill-fated private bus named, ‘Dilkhus’ was on its way from Bhubaneswar to Jharsuguda when the mishap occurred. While the exact reason behind the mishap was yet to be ascertained, it is suspected that the driver lost control of the vehicle due to drowsiness.
Police have reached the spot and started investigation.