Cuttack: A bus overturned near Kajalakana in Choudwar area of Odisha’s Cuttack district today killing at least two persons and leaving 30 others injured.
As per initial reports, the bus turned turtle this evening while the driver of the vehicle was trying to overtake another bus. The ill-fated bus, bearing registration number OR-05-B-8459, was on the way to Angul from Cuttack.
Many passengers remained trapped inside the bus for a while after the mishap. The victims were later rescued by police and Fire Services personnel, and admitted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital for treatment.
A case in this connection will be registered and fitness of the bus will be examined. Efforts are on to apprehend the bus driver, who absconded after the incident, a police official said.