Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Balasore, Mar 4:
A bus carrying opera (jatra) artists today met with an accident as a low lying live wire came in contact with the vehicle killing one passenger and injuring four others in Odisha’s Balasore district.
The bus on its way towards Nilagiri came in contact with a 33 KV high tension wire at Jamuna Square under Nilagiri Tehsil in the district.
While one person was killed four others sustained critical injuries. The injured were rushed to nearby healthcare facility for treatment.
The deceased has been identified as Biswanath Munda of Marda village in Keonjhar district.
According to sources, the bus was carrying passengers of Tulasi Opera.
Soon after the incident, enraged locals staged a road blockade in protest of the incident. They alleged that the sagging electric wires caused the mishap.