Night coach driver suffers seizure on steering, bus rams into bridge in Cuttack

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Published By : Prameya News Bureau | March 19, 2024 IST

Night coach driver suffers seizure on steering, bus rams into bridge in Cuttack

Cuttack, March 19: A night rider bus with full of passengers rammed into a bridge after the driver suffered epileptic seizure all of sudden while managing the wheels.

Thank god, at least 60 passengers got a close shave as the vehicle was stuck with the railings of a culvert and remained hung into the gorge.

The incident took place on the State Highway No 65 near Pota Pokhari in Odisha’s Cuttack district at late night on Monday.

Sources said, the night coach bus left Bhubaneswar for Kuchinda in Sambalpur district. Meanwhile, near  Pota Pokhari, the driver suffered an epileptic seizure while the bus was running very fast. As a result, wheels went wild and crashed against a divider. Consequently, the bus crashed the railing of a culvert and hung off the bridge as it remained stuck by the guard wall of the culvert.

On being informed, Khuntuni police along with the locals rescued all the passengers.Fortunately, the bus driver sustained minor injuries in the accident and was rushed to Asthgarh Community Health Centre (CHC) for treatment.

 

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