Bus falls into gorge, close shave for passengers

ROURKELA: Passengers of a bus had a miraculous escape on Wednesday night after the bus veered off the NH-143 and fell into a gorge near Kumakela under Chandiposh police limits here. All of the

Published: 30th March 2012 04:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 09:49 PM   |  A+A-

ROURKELA: Passengers of a bus had a miraculous escape on Wednesday night after the bus veered off the NH-143 and fell into a gorge near Kumakela under Chandiposh police limits here. All of them sustained injuries.

Police said the Bhadrak-bound bus was overtaking  a vehicle on the ghat road and it collided with a truck coming from the opposite direction.  The speeding bus veered off the highway to fall into 20-feet gorge and got stuck in trees.

Around 25 people suffered injuries. Even as five persons were grievously injured, their condition is stated to be stable. Meanwhile, a pick-up van ferrying a wedding party from Nuagaon block to Bondamunda turned turtle near Ashiana Colony of Bisra police limits on Thursday noon. Six persons were injured.

Stay up to date on all the latest Odisha news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp