2 killed, more than 20 injured as bus falls off ghat in Keonjhar

Keonjhar: In a tragic mishap, two were killed and more than 20 passengers injured as a bus fell off Kuajharana ghat under Pandapada police limits late Tuesday night.

The accident was so severe that two passengers died on the spot. While one deceased has been identified as Prashant Kumar Mishra of Rangila village of Jajpur district, the identity of the other dead could not be established yet.

The injured were initially rushed to the Harichandanpur hospital and then Keonjhar District Headquarters hospital for better treatment. Two of the injured has been shifted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.

The driver slightly dozed off and lost control of the vehicle causing the accident, one of the injured passengers said.