Close shave for passengers after tourist bus touches live wire


Balasore: At least 70 passengers had a narrow escape after the tourist bus they were travelling in came in contact with 11 KV electric wire near Baliapal in Balasore on Sunday.

According to sources, the bus carrying around 70 passengers was en route to Dagara beach in Baliapal from Baripada when the bus came in contact with a  live electric wire. The driver on spotting the wire immediately pulled the vehicle backwards. Meanwhile, a motorcyclist who was behind the bus came under the wheels.

While the victim escaped unhurt, the bike was completely damaged in the incident.

On the other hand, one occupant inside the vehicle suffered minor injuries. He has been rescued and admitted to Baliapal hospital here.

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