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Six tourist from West Bengal dead, several injured in bus accident in Kalinga ghat in Odisha

By Priyanka Verma 
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Bhubaneswar: In a tragic incident, At least six persons, including four women of West Bengal died and around 40 others sustained injuries as a bus carrying tourists from West Bengal overturned at Kalinga Ghat near Durgaprasad on Ganjam-Kandhamal border, late last night.

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Police said the bus was carrying 76 passengers to Andhra Pradesh’s Vishakhapatnam. “Around 11.30 pm, the bus driver lost control… on a curve of a hilly road and overturned… At least 15 passengers have been critically injured while 16 others have received minor injuries,” said Dhiresh Das, a local police officer.

Police and firefighters from Bhanjangar rushed to the spot and rescued the injured persons and shifted them for medical treatment. The bodies were sent to sub-divisional hospital at Bhanjanagar for post-mortem, police said.

Five of the six deceased have been identified as Supriya Denre, Sanjeet Patra, Rima Denre, Mausumi Denra, and Barnali Manna.

The bodies were recovered after breaking the window pans of the ill-fated vehicle, said SS Mishra, sub divisional police officer, Bhanjanagar.

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Sources said the tourists from West Bengal reached Daringbadi on Tuesday. After spending the entire day in the hill town of Kandhamal district, they left towards Visakhapatnam at about 11.30 pm after taking their dinner.

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