A massive accident took place in Odisha where about 30 people were injured after a bus fell off a bridge. The incident surfaced earlier this morning, when the bus was traveling from Bhubaneswar to Bhawanipatna on National Highway 26, near Kalahandi area, fell nearly 30-feet below from a bridge while attempting to overtake another bus.
As per the police reports around 40 to 50 passengers were onboard at the time of the accident. Out of these, one child and the conductor died, while the injured were rushed to medical centers in Cuttack, Berhampur, and Burla.
Bhawanipatna Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO), Biranchi Narayan Dehuri also said that a bus named Manikeswari was coming from Bhubaneswar to Bhawanipatna. While attempting to overtake another bus, it fell off a bridge. There were around 40 to 50 passengers, including children and ladies. All are injured. A child and conductor of the bus died, while six persons are seriously injured. We are sending them to Cuttack, Berhampur, and Burla for treatment. The situation is now under control.
About- Odisha is one of the 29 states of India, located in eastern India. It is surrounded by the states of West Bengal to the north-east, Jharkhand to the north, Chhattisgarh to the west and north-west, and Andhra Pradesh to the south.
Odisha has 485 kilometers (301 mi) of coastline along the Bay of Bengal on its east, from Balasore to Ganjam. It is the 9th largest state by area and the 11th largest by population. It is also the 3rd most populous state of India in terms of tribal population. Odia (formerly known as Oriya) is the official and most widely spoken language, spoken by 33.2 million according to the 2001 Census.