.........DEOGARH:Passengers of a Rourkela-bound private night coach from Bhubaneswar had a narrow escape on the wee hours of Tuesday after the bus skidded off the road and got stuck on the railing guard of a bridge over the Brahmani river.
The incident took place under Barkote police limits of the district. At least 30 passengers, apart from two drivers, a conductor and cleaner were in the bus. Fortunately, the bus did not fall into the river which had swelled due to heavy rain. Fire fighters rushed to the spot and rescued them from the bus. The conductor of the bus, who sustained minor injuries, is undergoing treatment at a local hospital. Following the incident, traffic was disrupted on the busy NH-49 for four hours and it could be restored only after the bus was removed safely from the bridge using a crane. Police registered a case and seized the bus.
3 die as MUV hits bus
Nuapada: At least three persons, including two women, died on the spot and eight others sustained injuries after the MUV in which they were travelling collided head-on with a private bus at Kurumpuri on NH-353 under Lakhna police limits in the district on Tuesday evening.
The deceased are driver of the MUV Dinesh Rout (30) of Lal Saheb Pada in Khariar, besides the women Ukiabati Majhi (35) and Harabati Majhi (39), both residents of Ghotsar village under Komna police limits. The injured have been admitted to Nuapada District Headquarters Hospital.
According to reports, the women and the other injured belonged to the same family and had gone to Jhanjimunda under Nuapada police limits to attend a function. They were returning to their village Ghotsar when the accident took place.
The private bus was on its way from Khariar to Khariar Road. Police have detained the driver of the bus. A case has been registered and further investigation is on.