2 killed, several injured as bus falls off bridge

Bhawanipatna: In a shocking incident,a bus carrying around 50 passengers fell of a bridge near Bhawanipatna in the early hours today. Two persons were killed while over 30 passengers injured in the mishap.

The bus Abhilash was travelling to Bhawanipatna from Bhubaneswar. The mishap occurred when driver dozed off losing control and skidded of the road on NH 26 before falling into a gorge.

Locals launched a rescue operation and later fire brigade personnel joined them. They rushed all the injured to district headquarters hospital where bus conductor and a minor boy succumbed to injuries. Critically injured have been shifted to VIMSAR in Burla.

Meanwhile, Road transport officials reached the spot and launched probe.

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