Seven people died today and many others were injured after a bus fell off a bridge over the Mahanadi river in Odisha’s Cuttack after it collided with a buffalo.
The bus, carrying 30 passengers, rammed the side of the bridge after colliding with a buffalo, broke through the concrete wall and fell several metres to the riverbed below.
Visuals from the spot show bodies on the riverbed and the mangled remains of the bus, run by a private operator. The buffalo also died in the accident, and its body has been recovered.
Rescue operations are underway, news agency ANI reported.
Last week, a bus carrying school teachers skidded on a hilly road and plunged into a gorge in Odisha’s Nabarangpur district, killing three people.