Patana, Feb 23: In a tragic mishap, 17 persons, including four minors sustained critical injuries after a passenger bus overturned near Kaliprasad Tarini temple on National Highway-20 in Keonjhar district today.
The incident took place in the afternoon when the bus driver was negotiating a curve near the temple. Since the bus was at ‘high speed’, the driver lost control and the vehicle skidded off the road and overturned.
Local youths and firemen rescued the injured persons and rushed them to the hospital.
Sources said, as many 40 persons were travelling to Champua from Barbil.
(more details awaited…)