Cuttack: In a tragic incident, as many as three persons lost their lives after they were mowed down by a speeding bus near Abhirampur village under Badamba police limits in Odisha’s Cuttack district today.
According to reports, the vehicle, which was on the way to Narasinghpur from Cuttack, initially knocked a staff of a mobile phone tower company who was heading towards a tower holding a laptop.
Moments later, it also hit two persons of Banki area who were travelling on a bike. Three of them were reportedly crushed to death under the bus.
Besides, at least ten passengers of the bus sustained injuries and were admitted to Badamba hospital for treatment.
The driver of the bus fled the spot soon after the accident. Tension gripped the area following the road mishap as irate locals staged road blockade demanding compensation for the families of the deceased and ransacked the vehicle.
Till last reports came in, police officials, after reaching the spot, were trying to pacify the locals.