Bhubaneswar: At least six people of West Bengal lost their lives in a painful road accident. At least six people, including four women from Bengal, were killed and 31 others were injured when a tourist bus overturned in Orissa's Kalinga Valley near the Ganjam-Kandhamal border late Tuesday night.
Police said that the tourist bus carrying 76 passengers from Udayanarayanapur area in Howrah, Bengal had left Daringibari area of Kandhamal on Tuesday afternoon and was on its way towards Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. Inspector Dhiresh Das of Bhanjnagar police station has told that, 'At around 11.30 pm, the driver of the bus lost control of his brakes at a turn of the mountain road and the bus overturned, after which 6 people were crushed to death. At least 15 were seriously injured, while 16 others received minor injuries.
Five of the six dead have been identified. They are Supriya Denre, Sanjit Patra, Reema Denre, Moushumi Denra and Barnali Manna. The deceased cook has not been identified. Immediately after the accident, fire brigade personnel reached the spot and pulled the passengers out of the overturned bus. Later, local youths and police assisted in taking the injured to the hospital.