Nabarangpur: Three persons were killed while five others were critically injured after the bus they were travelling in overturned near Chandahandi Ghati in Nabarangpur district today.
The deceased were identified as Lalit Mohan Patnaik (55), president of Sambad Sahitya Ghara, Reena Nayak (35), a teacher of Vivekananda School and Niranjan Nayak (37), a teacher of Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre.
According to sources, the incident took place when they were headed in a school bus to attend a seminar in Chandahandi area. The driver of the bus lost control over the wheels as a result which the bus turned turtle and fell into a gorge in Chandahandi Ghati road.
Locals and some passerby immediately carried out a rescue operation and rushed the injured to a nearby hospital, said a source.