7 hurt as bus carrying migrants from Kerala to Bengal overturns in Odisha | Latest News India - Hindustan Times
close_game
close_game

7 hurt as bus carrying migrants from Kerala to Bengal overturns in Odisha

Balasore | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by: Prashasti Singh
May 30, 2020 11:20 AM IST

The bus carrying 38 passengers was on its way to Kolkata when it skidded off the National Highway 16 and overturned near Balasore town, causing injuries to seven persons, a police official said.

At least seven people were injured when a bus carrying West Bengal-bound migrants, who were stuck in Kerala due to the nationwide lockdown, overturned in Odishas Balasore district on Saturday, police said.

At least seven people were injured when a bus carrying West Bengal-bound migrants(Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times (Representational image))
At least seven people were injured when a bus carrying West Bengal-bound migrants(Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times (Representational image))

The bus carrying 38 passengers was on its way to Kolkata when it skidded off the National Highway 16 and overturned near Balasore town, causing injuries to seven persons, a police official said.

Now catch your favourite game on Crickit. Anytime Anywhere. Find out how

Click here for full Covid-19 coverage

Police and fire service personnel rushed to the spot and rescued the passengers with the help of locals, while the injured persons were sent to the district headquarters hospital here, he said.

The passengers, who were engaged in various establishments in Kerala were returning homes in different places in West Bengal after remaining stranded in the southern state since March due to the lockdown, the official said.

The condition of the injured persons was stated to be stable, he said.

The rest of the passengers were kept in a temporary camp by strictly adhering to social distance guidelines.

Arrangements are being made to send the migrant returnees to their destinations in another bus, the police official said.

Get World Cup ready with Crickit! From live scores to match stats, catch all the action here. Explore now!

See more

Get Current Updates on India News, Budget 2024, Weather Today along with Latest News and Top Headlines from India and around the world.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Share this article
SHARE
Story Saved
Live Score
OPEN APP
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Sunday, June 23, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On