Five dead and 40 injured after a bus fell from a bridge in Jajpur, Odisha Latest India News

Five dead and 40 injured after a bus fell from a bridge in Jajpur, Odisha  Latest India News

At least five people were killed and 40 others injured when the bus they were traveling in fell from a bridge in Odisha’s Jajpur district on Monday evening, police said.

A photo of the accident site (Screengrab)

“Four men and a woman died in the accident. The driver lost control of the vehicle. The injured were shifted to Cuttack SCB Medical College,” said Tapan Kumar Naik, Inspector-in-Charge of Dharamshala Police Station.

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The accident occurred around 9 pm on Barabati Bridge on National Highway 16. The bus was on its way from Puri to Haldia in West Bengal.

Meanwhile, Transport Commissioner Amitav Thakur said the rescue operation was over.

“We have formed a team of doctors. The injured are being transported to Cuttack in 16 ambulances. The bus was lifted with a crane,” he added.

According to Nikhil Pavan Kalyan, Collector and District Magistrate, Jajpur, rescue workers used gas cutters to cut the metal and extract the occupants, who numbered 47 people.

Providing further information, Vineet Agarwal, Superintendent of Police, Jajpur, noted that the identity of the deceased has not yet been identified, adding that most of the passengers were from West Bengal.

Expressing his grief, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced a compensation of $100 million. $3 thousand pounds for each of the relatives of the deceased.

“I am saddened to learn of the passenger bus accident at Barabati Road area in Jajpur district. I pray for the deceased and extend my condolences to their families. I also wish a speedy recovery to all those injured.” books On X (formerly Twitter).

(with PTI inputs)

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