Rayagada: As many as 10 passengers sustained injuries after a bus in which they were traveling overturned at Mukundpur ghat in Rayagada district late last night.
As per reports, seven critically injured passengers in the road mishap have been shifted to Rayagada district headquarters hospital for treatment.
The bus- Omm Sai- was reportedly on its way to Angul from Jeypore when the incident took place near Mukundpur ghat in Rayagada district.
Passengers alleged that the mishap occurred due to the carelessness of the driver who was driving the vehicle in a very rash manner. The passengers had also reportedly requested the driver to drive in a limited speed, but he paid no attention.
All the passengers belong to Nayagarh, Aska and Ganjam.
On being informed, Mukundapur police reached the spot and rescued the injured before shifting them to the hospital.
While police have launched an investigation into the circumstances that led to the mishap, the driver of the bus fled the spot soon after the accident. The documents of the vehicle are being verified. A manhunt has been launched to nab the absconding driver, police said.