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Five dead, several injured as Kolkata bound bus falls from bridge in Odisha
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Five dead, several injured as Kolkata bound bus falls from bridge in Odisha

| @@indiablooms | 16 Apr 2024, 12:50 am

At least five people, including a woman, died and several others sustained injuries after a Kolkata-bound bus fell from a bridge in Odisha's Jajpur district on Monday evening, media reports said.

The accident occured around 9 pm on Barabati bridge on National Highway-16, when the bus with 40 passengers was en route to Kolkata from Puri.

Jajpur's Superintendent of Police, a team of doctors, and other district administration officials reached the accident spot to supervise the rescue operations.

The fire personnel rescued the injured using gas cutters.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik condoled the deaths and announced a compensation of Rs. 3 lakh each for the families who lost a loved one.

 

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