According to information, the bus namely ‘Samalei’ was on its way to Dhenkanal town. Around 2 pm, the bus driver lost control over the vehicle and overturned it.
Soon the local residents and passersby alerted the police about the mishap and launched a rescue operation. While the injured persons were provided treatment at Dhenkanal District Headquarters Hospital (DHH), four of them were shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack as their condition worsened.
“The bus was overloaded, almost double its capacity. The driver was driving the bus carelessly and the accident took place due to over-speeding,” said a passenger.