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16 injured as bus turns turtle


Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Jajpur, May 12:

At least 16 members of a marriage party were injured, four of them seriously, when the bus in which they were returning after a wedding turned turtle on NH-215 near Benapur in Odisha’s Jajpur district today, police said.

Police said the mishap occurred when the bus which was heading for Cuttack from Anandapur in neighbouring Keonjhar district.

The injured were rescued by Fire Brigade personnel from Jajpur Road with the assistance of local people. The injured were admitted to the Area hospital at Jajpur Road. Four of them were later shifted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital at Cuttack after their condition deteriorated, police said.

Fire brigade personnel and police removed the ill fated bus that had blocked the road leading to a traffic jam between Jajpur Road and Anandapur for about an hour.

Police said the cause of the mishap is yet to be ascertained.