Bhubaneswar: At least eight persons were injured when a bus in which they were travelling overturned near Petarbadi village in Partamaha panchayat under Daringibadi block of Kandhamal district this evening.
One of the injured, 70-year-old Dekra Pradhan of Katabadi has been grievously hurt and has been shifted to MKCG Medical College & Hospital.
The other injured have been identified as Sunapa Pradhan(20), Swarna Pradhan(60), Nakul Pradhan(23), Sarita Pradhan(20), Mayanki Pradhan(74), Ignesh Pradhan(18), and Hirapa Pradhan(27) of Petarbadi village.
According to reports, the mishap occurred while the driver of the bus travelling to Ranipanka from Raikia lost control over the wheels while negotiating a sharp turn. Eight out of the 12 passengers in the bus sustained injuries.
Daringibadi police have launched an investigation into the incident.