STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Bus carrying Odia migrants from Surat meets with accident, two dead

Kandhamal SP Prateek Singh said, two persons who were sitting on the front left side came under direct impact of the collision.

Published: 03rd May 2020 10:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd May 2020 10:18 AM   |  A+A-

death, murder,suicide, die, dead

For representational purposes

By Express News Service

BHUBANESWAR/BERHAMPUR: The homecoming of migrant workers from Surat took a tragic turn on Saturday evening, when one of the buses carrying them met with an accident at Kalinga Ghati in Kandhamal district, killing two persons and injuring several others. The bus reportedly hit a roadside barricade on the circuitous hilly terrain of the Eastern Ghats and dashed into the sidewall. Fortunately, it did not overturn, which could have had far serious consequences.

Kandhamal SP Prateek Singh said, two persons who were sitting on the front left side came under direct impact of the collision. They were thrown out of the door. Chitaranjan Sethi, a native of Soroda, was run over while the injured Tapan Sethi of Buguda in Ganjam district, succumbed later in the hospital. Singh said, initial investigation suggests the bus was carrying 65 passengers.

The bus, which left Surat on April 30, was not accompanied by any escort vehicle of the administration and driving in a terrain like Kalinga Ghati proved difficult for a driver not acquainted with the route. Migrant workers, including women and children, were travelling in the bus to reach their homes in Aska, Soroda, Buguda and Seragada. Sources said the remaining passengers were rescued and isolated. They will be taken to Bhanjanagar in another vehicle.

In a separate incident, a person died in a bus on way from Surat to Ganjam. He was found unconscious inside the vehicle at Raipur and rushed to a local hospital where he was declared brought dead. The deceased Prakash Gouda was working with a textile mill in Surat. He was reportedly unwell for some time. Sources said the bus halted for some hours in Raipur and left for Ganjam on Saturday evening.



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