Bhubaneswar: Odisha Transport Minister Padmanabha Behera has informed that proper investigation will be done to find out under what circumstances the bus fell off the bridge leading to the loss of seven lives and leaving several injured.
Speaking to media persons Behera said, a proper investigation will be done to ascertain the cause behind the mishap.
Local RTO, MVI officials have informed that the bus might have overturned after losing balance due to low visibility in foggy condition. Authorities have been directed to expedite rescue operations, said Behera.
The victims are provided with immediate and all necessary treatment by the government. Taptapani ghat has been identified as black spot, added Behera.
On the other hand, Southern Range DIG Satyabrata Bhoi informed that Senior police officials including SP and SDPO are monitoring rescue operations which will be soon over. As soon as all survivors are safely rescued, a probe will be launched to ascertain the exact reason behind the mishap.
Responding about the treatment of victims the Medical Superintendent of MKCG said, “14 injured have been admitted here out of which the condition of 4 remain critical. We have adequate medicine stocks, all necessary health care facilities to cater to the needs of the injured persons.”
The Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) of Ganjam said, “We have 35 injured patients from the bus accident admitted in Digapahandi hospital.”