Four critical as bus hits tree on Malkangiri-Jeypore road

Malkangiri: Four persons sustained critical injuries while 40 others had a narrow escape with minor wounds after the bus they were travelling in hit a roadside tree near Pangama on Malkangiri-Jeypore road today.

The accident took place when the Government-run bus carrying 44 passengers was enroute to Bhawanipatna from Malkangiri. Sources said the driver of the bus lost control over the vehicle following which it hit a tree on the roadside.

The four critically-injured passengers were rushed to a nearby hospital while others boarded another bus to reach their destinations.

Meanwhile, after getting information, police rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation.