A private bus ‘Sri Jagannath’ plying from Bhubaneswar to Jeypore in Koraput fell off a bridge in early hours in the morning near Jolako in Kesinga area of Kalahandi district on Monday.
Among the 40 passengers travelling in the bus, 2 were killed and the rest were injured in the accident. 11 persons are reported to be critically injured. The injured passengers have been transferred to Bhawanipatna and Kesinga Community health centre.
Police and fire personnel reached the accident site and rescued the passengers along with the locals.
As per reports, the ill-fated bus lost control while trying to avert a turn dropped off the bridge.