Gajapati-Rayagada border: Picnic Bus Overturns; 1 Killed, Several Injured


Gajapati: At least one person was killed and over 15 others were injured in a road mishap after a picnic bus they were travelling in overturned near Dumbalpadara area on Gajapati-Rayagada border today morning.

The deceased was identified as Sunil Sahu of Bhubaneswar.

According to sources, it is being suspected that the mishap occurred while the bus, Maa Dakhinakali, was en route to Bhubaneswar from Gupteswar in Koraput when the bus overturned from ghat road due to overspeeding by the driver.

On being informed, Mohana fire services personnel rushed to the spot and shifted the injured to Mohana hospital.

Six of the injured, whose health conditions deteriorated, were later shifted to MKCG medical college and hospital in Berhampur.

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