At least seven people were killed and several injured when a bus that carried more than 35 passengers fell tonight on a bridge over the Mahāndi River in Odyssey, Cuttack.
Police officers say the Talcher passenger bus was on its way to Cuttack when it crossed the boulders on a bridge near the Jagatpur area, forcing the driver to brake the brakes. This caused the vehicle to break through the bridge rail and dropped 30 feet to land on the sand on the riverbed.
There was no water where the bus fell, said Cuttack Deputy Police Commissioner Akhileswar Singh.
Published: 20 November 2018 20:52 IST