SALEPUR: At least 15 students of a private school were injured when the bus carrying them overturned near Habapkhari under Tangi police limits on Monday.
The injured students of Padmabati Sikhya Niketan at Mania under Uchapada gram panchayat under Tangi-Choudwar block were admitted to a private hospital by locals as the bus driver fled from the spot. Two of the seriously injured students were shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack. They are Lelin Mohanty and Asish Sahu, both aged nine and belonging to Dandabandalo in Chhatia.
The bus was carrying more than 25 students when at about 12 pm, it overturned near Haba Pokhari. Locals rushed to the spot and rescued the injured students, informed Smruti Ranjan Kar, IIC, Tangi police station. As per reports, owner of RSB Company at Mania that manufactures machineries for four-wheelers, runs the private school.